RUSH: Now, I mentioned earlier, ladies and gentlemen: "Federal officials can’t resolve 85 percent of 2.9 million 'inconsistencies' on applications for Obamacare even after nine months of trying, according to new data provided by the administration. Most of the problems..." are you ready? Wait for it. "Most of the problems involve certifying citizenship."
It could be, it is estimated that one million or more illegal immigrants have signed up for Obamacare. That is an inconsistency that cannot be confirmed, and they say, furthermore, is likely to never be straightened out. Naturally. Of course!
RUSH: I get back to that in detail. Just a little bit more here on this story, 85% of Obamacare inconsistencies, because the bottom line is they can't be fixed. The Regime is saying they can't be fixed. When I first saw the headline and had no idea the details of the story, I thought that what the headline meant was 85% of Obamacare can't be fixed, because it's all inconsistent. So when I read the story, I was, I don't know, somewhat relieved but probably shortsightedly so.
But by their own admission, Regime "officials can’t resolve 85% of 2.9 million 'inconsistencies' on applications for ObamaCare even after nine months of trying. ... Most of the problems involve certifying citizenship and income, key components of the national health plan."
So 85% of 2.9 million inconsistencies involving certifying citizenship can't be fixed. I read in another story over a million of these inconsistencies involve illegal immigrants. "Just 425,000 problematic applications have been resolved out of 2.9 million that states and the federal exchange reported ... Only citizens are eligible for Obamacare, and only people at certain income levels are eligible for tax credits and subsidies. But in 77 percent of the applications under scrutiny, federal records differed from what applicants submitted on those two key qualifications."
How does that happen? How does an applicant say something and what gets entered is different? The applicant doesn't have access to the government computer or the government website. All they can do is fill in the form, fill in the blanks, and then after that somebody's changing it? Federal records differed from what applicants submitted on the two key qualifications, citizenship and income level?
Let me spell this out for you. Most of the people that signed up are the people who defraud the system in any other government program. That's who most of the signatories or the applicants are, and they're lying about citizenship and income. But the government says it's "committed to verifying the eligibility of consumers who apply for enrollment in qualified plans." Yeah, yeah, they're committed to it, but they say these inconsistencies -- (interruption) It's incomprehensible. It's just beyond the ability to comprehend.
See, this is not incompetence. I mean, some of it is at the bureaucrat level, but the end result is not incompetence. This is purely by design. And you know how you know that? When they say it can't be fixed. When they say that these inconsistencies cannot be resolved, that's all you need to know.
How about this. Eighty-seven percent of the eight million enrollees are getting subsidies. Now, do you think 87% of the people that have signed up qualify, or is the government qualifying them for them, after they sign up? The average subsidy is 75% of the policy. Seventy-five percent of the cost is the average subsidy. And 80% of the eight million enrollees are having 75% of their costs paid for by taxpayers. That's the way to analyze that. It's a disaster.
In a normal world it would be embarrassing. And in the real world so many heads would roll here that there wouldn't be anybody left at this agency to run it. They would have been all been fired and the whole thing would have been shut down and they would start it over.