OIG Report Finds State Exchanges Might Be Misusing Federal Funds Under the Affordable Care Act
Some states operating their own health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act might be using federal funding illegally, according to an HHS Office of Inspector General report. For example, OIG found that Washington state's exchange budget was based on revenue from 213,000 enrollees but only 160,000 individuals have signed up. OIG criticized CMS, saying it had not provided adequate guidance about what is considered "operational costs" for state exchanges.
- "Auditor: States Might Be Using ObamaCare Grant Money Illegally" (Ferris, The Hill, 4/29).