Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellFive things to watch for in Trump’s address Speaker Ryan faces crucial stretch Cruz, Lee, Paul demand 'full repeal' of ObamaCare MORE (R-Ky.) blasted ObamaCare after a recent report showed that the administration has been unable to verify healthcare subsidy eligibility.
“The Inspector General concluded that the administration was often ineffective at verifying such basic details about ObamaCare enrollees as their citizenship status, their income, their Social Security number, and whether or not they were even eligible to purchase ObamaCare in the first place,” McConnell said on the Senate floor Tuesday.
“ObamaCare may not have existed in the English language just a few years ago,” McConnell said. “But in short order, it’s become a byword for broken promises and almost-cartoonish inefficiency.”
Republicans have criticized the administration for wasting taxpayer dollars by possibly giving subsidies to people who wouldn’t qualify if an income verification system were in place.
“The administration is still struggling just to get a handle on the problem. Computer systems that should have been ready to go last October still have not been built yet,” McConnell said. “It’s the kind of thing you’d expect to see in a Leslie Nielsen movie — not in real life.”