Up to $750 Million in ObamaCare Subsidies Went to Illegal Aliens

The purpose of ObamaCare is not to provide health insurance, but to increase the size and scope of the federal government, and to redistribute wealth on a politically strategic basis — not just to people who didn’t earn that wealth, but to people who are not even in the country legally:

Illegal immigrants and individuals with unclear legal status wrongly benefited from up to $750 million in ObamaCare subsidies and the government is struggling to recoup the money, according to a new Senate report obtained by Fox News.

Why would the government be struggling? True it will never get the money back from the illegals. But it can always print more, borrow more, or tax us more. People who work for a living struggle, not Big Government or its beneficiaries.

The report, produced by Republicans on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, examined Affordable Care Act tax credits meant to defray the cost of insurance premiums. It found that as of June 2015, “the Administration awarded approximately $750 million in tax credits on behalf of individuals who were later determined to be ineligible because they failed to verify their citizenship, status as a national, or legal presence.”

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The review found the credits went to more than 500,000 people – who are illegal immigrants or whose legal status was unclear due to insufficient records.

The term “tax credits” makes it sound like they are merely paying less tax. Actually, many of them already pay negative tax; that is, the IRS gives them $billions of our money, even though a legitimate government would throw them out of the country. The purpose of the IRS is the same as ObamaCare’s.

On tips from Torcer and Bodhisattva. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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