They even included the $174,000 for Lautenberg's widow in the CR!
It does appear that the verification of eligibility of subsidies for ACA will be required.SEC. 146. Notwithstanding any other provision of this joint resolution, there is appropriated for payment to Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg, widow of Frank R. Lautenberg, late a Senator from New Jersey, $174,000.
SEC. 1001. (a) IN GENERAL.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (referred to in this section as the ‘‘Sec-retary’’) shall ensure that American Health Benefit Ex-changes verify that individuals applying for premium tax credits under section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and reductions in cost-sharing under section 1402 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 18071) are eligible for such credits and cost shar-ing reductions consistent with the requirements of section 1411 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 18081), and, prior to making such credits and reductions available, the Secretary shall certify to the Congress that the Exchanges verify such eligibility consistent with the requirements of such Act(b) REPORT BY SECRETARY.—Not later than Janu-ary 1, 2014, the Secretary shall submit a report to the Congress that details the procedures employed by AmericanHealth Benefit Exchanges to verify eligibility for credits and cost-sharing reductions described in subsection (a)I admit I cannot fully understand the procedural ins and outs that are described later. Does someone else understand the section about allowing the POTUS to "suspend" the debt limit?(c) REPORT BY INSPECTOR GENERAL.—Not later than July 1, 2014, the Inspector General of the Depart-ment of Health and Human Services shall submit to the Congress a report regarding the effectiveness of the proce-dures and safeguards provided under the Patient Protec-tion and Affordable Care Act for preventing the submis-sion of inaccurate or fraudulent information by applicants for enrollment in a qualified health plan offered through an American Health Benefit Exchange.
Basically, it will fund govt through Jan. 15; and raise the debt limit until Feb. 7, and give furloughed workers their back pay.
Still ... we continue to work without a passed budget since the the beginning of Obama's Presidency. The Senate keeps promising to work on it, but it never actually happens.
Congress and aides, and POTUS & cabinet, do NOT have to be part of Obamacare (even though the law says there are supposed to be ... they have been "waivered" by some vast stretch of the imagination). That such a provision could not pass Congress and the POTUS should be a clear message to the voters about how much these so-called representatives really care (or even know) about the real world that their constituents have to deal with.