Rep. Ryan: Obamacare Error Gives Subsidies; IRS 'to Claw It Back' Two Years Later

Tim Johnston
By Tim Johnston | August 6, 2013 | 1:16 PM EDT

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) went head to head with acting IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel over the health care law on August 1st.

During the brief confrontation, Ryan blasted Werfel over a subsidy loophole in the ObamaCare Mandate, which Werfel proved unable to adequately explain.

The unavoidable loophole, as Ryan notes, is the result of the administration's primary "enforcement tool," the Employer Mandate, remaining active until 2015.  Essentially, a person receives an unentitled subsidy from their employer, and, once the Employer Mandate becomes operational, the unlawful subsidy will be discovered, forcing the person to pay back the entire amount.

Rep. Ryan summarized his criticism by saying, "You're gonna have a lot of people getting subsidies they're not supposed to get, and then you're gonna hit them with a big tax bill in about two years to claw it back..."