An Oklahoma man is a little freaked out because of a menacing letter he received from the Department of Health and Human Services.
A letter from the Health Insurance Marketplace, the division of government where Americans can enroll in Obamacare, was sent to Kini Kay last week. The letter listed his address and an application ID (similar to an eight digit number), and asked him to confirm his information and visit healthcare.gov.
The letter also claimed that he submitted an application for health coverage. But Kay never signed up for Obamacare and says he has “never been anywhere near that website.”
The letter warned of the March 31 enrollment deadline and threatened to deny Kay’s tax credits should he not make contact with the division within 45 days of the letter being issued. The letter is dated April 1. Kay did not receive the letter until April 14.
Kay expressed his frustration with the Obamacare letter: “Sentence after sentence- it’s bizarrely contradictory and confusing. And it’s dishonest. I never started an application.”
***Senator Harry Reid just emailed to inform me that Mr. Kay is a liar who was paid by the Koch brothers to say those things.
HHS confirmed that they’ve been sending letters, but claimed it’s impossible for Kay to have received a letter if he did not apply at the Marketplace.
I suppose it’s possible that someone in his household went on the website and looked around without telling him. But it just goes to show you how out of control things have gotten that even if you haven’t personally visited the website, you can still expect to get harassing letters from the government.
I’m like Mr. Kay. You couldn’t pay me to go anywhere near that website.
Hat tip: Tammy Bruce