Friday, July 17, 2015

No um, kidding, Sherlock

We've noted before that the 404Care site isn't exactly a paragon of security or efficacy:

"Investigators ... created 12 fake health insurance test applicants and... have gotten qualified health plan (QHP) coverage for 11 through the [ site]."

But that was then, and this is now, so surely things have improved, right?


Not so much (and stop calling me Shirley!):

"Phony applicants that investigators signed up last year under President Barack Obama's health care law got automatically re-enrolled for 2015."

Hey, at least these folks got to keep their plans.

And in case you were wondering, things got even better (for certain values of "better"):

"[F]ive bogus beneficiaries who were reinstated even got their monthly subsidies bumped up a bit"

And taxpayers will be delighted to know that they received these increases unbidden. Just a nice gesture of generosity on the part of Uncle Sugar.

But the very best part of the report is this gem, which basically summarizes the whole exercise:

"[404Care].gov's document-processing contractor "is not required to seek to detect fraud"

Of course not:

[Hat Tip: Moe Lane]
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