Roskam Targets HHS Incompetence

A press release from Congressman Peter Roskam:

Chairman Roskam Demands Answers from HHS on Erroneous Obamacare Tax Credits

WASHINGTON, DC—Friday, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) sent a letter to HHS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner demanding answers as to how nearly one million Americans received inaccurate tax forms from health insurance marketplaces set up by the President’s health care law.

As a result of receiving erroneous information from the government, these Americans will likely experience delays and further challenges in filing their annual tax returns.

In his letter, Chairman Roskam wrote:

Peter Roskam

Peter Roskam

“As the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, I am deeply concerned that nearly one million Americans reportedly received error-filled tax forms from health insurance marketplaces set up by the President’s health care law and run by your agency.

“As you know the Affordable Care Act added dozens of pages of additional forms and instructions to the 1040 tax return process.

“As we understand, the federal government-run marketplace incorrectly filled out the new Form 1095-A, for which it was solely responsible.

“These errors will almost certainly result in taxpayers receiving too much or too little in premium tax credits, which could significantly impact the size or timeliness of any tax refund they are owed.

“Americans should feel confident that information sent to them by their government, supposedly for their benefit, is accurate and timely.

“Instead, this error has created additional uncertainty in a tax season already filled with unprecedented challenges and complexity for taxpayers.”

You can view the full letter here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *