Q: ...whether individuals have paid [their insurance premiums through the Obamacare websites]... does the administration collect this information... do you collect this information?
A: As soon as that functionality is built. I think I answered some... of those questions earlier. Not all of that functionality is built yet.
Q: Will that mean we have to go back to all of those who have enrolled and find out who has paid, so we're not collecting as it occurs?
A: We ultimately will reconcile to make sure... the tax credits, for example, are not paid to, with respect to, anyone who's not paid their premium. That's a requirement. You pay your premium to get the tax credit.
Q: What department would have this data?
A: It's gonna. It's gonna come to. To my department. My. My. Area.
Q: And who would be the individual in charge of receiving this?
A: That's also Sharon Arnold.
Q: So we don't know how many people have actually paid for coverage?
A: That's right.
This exchange, between Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS) and Medicare official Gary Cohen is, frankly, shocking.
Not only do they have no idea how many people have actually signed up for Obamacare, they don't know who's actually paid their premiums and -- as a bonus -- they're actively encouraging tax fraud as no reconciliation process exists.
These people are the worst of the worst. Dregs. Lowlifes. Miscreants. They need to be ejected from office in November -- with extreme prejudice.
Hat tip: BadBlue News