Now the House is going after health care subsidies.
The latest House debate over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act came in the form of a bill raising questions about income verification in the exchanges.
H.R. 2775, the “No Subsidies Without Verification Act” bill, introduced by Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., would require the U.S. Health and Human Services secretary to certify that an income verification system was in place before PPACA could award premium tax credits.
The HHS secretary also would have to confirm the exchanges were verifying applicants’ coverage requirements.
Additionally, the exchanges would have to use the system before they could award “cost-sharing reductions.”