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Does the Obama administration attempt to verify the authenticity of income and citizenship documents submitted by people to obtain Obamacare subsidies?

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A 2014 U.S. Government Accountability Office investigation found that the Obama administration does not attempt to authenticate these documents and "accepts" them "as authentic unless there are obvious alterations." Obamacare subsidies are paid via refundable tax credits, and per the Treasury Department's Inspector General for Tax Administration, "the risk of fraud for these types of claims is significant."

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