Michael Cannon of the Cato Institute looks at how President Obama has changed his tune on getting rid of the waste in health care.
Vehemently opposed to it in 2009 and 2010, the President often said waste and fraud could only be ended by passing Obamacare. (Of course, at the time, the question was: why not just end the fraud and abuse right now?)
Now, to help implement the overhaul, fraud and waste are not such urgent concerns, and there will not be any verification of eligibility for subsidies.
"Barack Obama used to oppose health care fraud—up until the moment that opposing fraud conflicted with his goal of preserving ObamaCare," writes Cannon. "And why not? It’s just other people’s money."
Heritage looks at other cases of the administration not following the legislation as it was written, including HHS spending $150 million on an unauthorized program.