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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) "has named (CMS) Andy Slavitt, Porker of the Month

 Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) "has named Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Acting Commissioner Andy Slavitt Porker of the Month for his agency's approval of questionable and somewhat unprecedented accounting procedures to obscure the reckless use of taxpayer money to prop up the failed Obamacare state CO-OPs."

Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans (CO-OPs) were created under Obamacare as a compromise to placate certain Democratic senators who preferred a government-run option for healthcare reform. Out of the 23 CO-OPs that were created, nine have either closed their doors or will do so by the end of the year, leaving thousands of Americans scrambling for new health insurance.

CMS allocated $2.4 billion in start-up loans for the 23 CO-OPs. Now that nine have failed, taxpayers have lost approximately $983 million, or 41 percent, of the total amount. Additionally, a July 30 Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General's report revealed that 22 of 23 CO-OPs lost money in 2014. For allowing his agency to exacerbate the CO-OP boondoggle through a shaky accounting scheme, CMS Acting Commissioner Slavitt is the October Porker of the Month."

1 comment:

Sarkazein said...

Worst legislation ever. Reed and Pelosi pushed this unpopular legislation through. Trump says CRUZ will not be able to get along with Reed and Pelosi but he will. I don't get it.