MANDY COHEN ON FRAUD: TRUST, DON’T VERIFY
As a senior adviser, Mandy Cohen played a key role in crafting Obamacare.
In testimony before the House Oversight Committee, Cohen admitted there were few checks on Obamacare outreach navigators to prevent fraud. In effect, the door was left wide open for fraud with a trust, don’t verify attitude.
The Committee reported: “During the staff briefing, Ms. Cohen stated that due to budget restrictions, CMS has conducted only one site visit to a Navigator organization. Furthermore, CMS has no plans to implement a ‘secret shopper’ program to monitor whether Navigators and Assisters are following proper guidelines and procedures. While Ms. Cohen did acknowledge it was possible for regional CMS offices to perform unannounced site visits, she was unaware if any had taken place thus far.”
The result of no fraud checks? Surprise: fraud.
”Navigators from the Urban League of Dallas were captured on video, encouraging applicants to lie on their health insurance application so the applicants could qualify for tax subsidies. Navigators were also recorded advising an applicant to lie about her smoking habits to obtain a lower monthly premium. It was later discovered that two of the so-called navigators involved in the incident were assisting consumers with their applications even though they had not completed their training and certification requirements. The navigator organization in question fired one navigator, and suspended two others.”
Watch the ObamaCare fraud video here.
Medicaid payment errors are already an $800 million mess at NCDHHS, according to the State Auditor.
Don’t expect improvement with Governor Cooper importing an entitlement-happy. Washington bureaucrat like Mandy Cohen to run NCDHHS. We already know her record on Obamacare fraud was trust, don’t verify.