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originally posted by: toysforadults
Ohhhhhh now I get it
I am paying 2.6 million pensions and medical benefits way better than mine
# this poorly thought out plan is literally going to collapse our entire economy
Wow, Obama will go down as worst president in history
originally posted by: jtma508
Do you people even stop and think about what you post? 2.6M federal employees? The frigging IRS has ;less than 100,000. There's roughly 1.2M military personnel. And you actually believe that there are 2.6M ACA-related federal employees? Give me a break and think before you post for the love of God. This is right-wing propaganda... of what that camp would label 'fake news' if it came from the other side.
As millions of Americans brace for tax season, the Internal Revenue Service is requesting a $2 billion boost to its budget and 9,000 new employees as it prepares to enforce Obamacare’s tax provisions.
The billions of dollars will help the agency bolster its staff by adding more than 9,280 full-time employees. The proposed jump in employment at the IRS is an 11 percent increase from 2015.
originally posted by: darepairman
a reply to: jtma508
That number sounds really inflated but it dosent take away the fact that a sledge hammer was taken to the health care system.
Last year, Serco announced it had signed a potential five-year contract worth up to $1.25 billion with the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which is part of the Health and Human Services Department. The company has facilities in Missouri, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Arkansas where workers handle the paper applications relating to the Affordable Care Act.
Back in October, when the technical problems with HealthCare.gov left the government heavily reliant on paper applications, Serco told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that it could hire as many as 8,000 to 10,000 workers to process the paperwork. According to CMS, the number of staff Serco has working on the Obamacare marketplace is reviewed on a regular basis and adjusted as needed.
Serco was just one of 47 organizations that won contracts from HHS or the Treasury Department last year to assist with Obamacare implementation, according to the nonpartisan watchdog group the Sunlight Foundation.
An unidentified whistleblower told KMOV that workers hired to process Obamacare applications at Serco's Wentzville, Missouri processing center "have hardly any work to do."
"They're told to sit at their computers and hit the refresh button every 10 minutes- no more than every 10 minutes," the Serco employee said. "They're monitored to hopefully look for an application. Their goals are set to process two applications per month, and some people are not even able to do that."