House Passes ACA Exchange Eligibility Verification Bill
By Daniel Wilson
Law360, New York (September 12, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation banning the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services from issuing Affordable Care Act-mandated insurance subsidies until it implements a program to verify applicants’ eligibility, a measure the bill's sponsor called a “common-sense” method of preventing fraud.
The bill, H.R. 2775 — informally titled the No Subsidies Without Verification Act — passed the House in a 235-191 vote mostly along party lines, with only five Democrats voting for the bill and no Republicans voting against. Six representatives didn’t...