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In 18 tests conducted by federal investigators to see if people could obtain Obamacare subsidies or Medicaid coverage by submitting fake Social Security numbers or falsely claiming to be U.S. citizens, how often were the investigators successful?

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In 17 of the 18 tests, the investigators received the subsidies or coverage, even though the Obamacare insurance marketplaces and Medicaid are required by law to verify application information to determine eligibility for these benefits. Some of these fraudulent applications contained Social Security numbers that have never been issued, such as numbers starting with "000."

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