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Rockntractor
03-14-2012, 11:22 AM
byPhilip Klein Senior Editorial Writer
President Obama's national health care law will cost $1.76 trillion over a decade, according to a new projection released today by the Congressional Budget Office, rather than the $940 billion forecast when it was signed into law.

Democrats employed many accounting tricks when they were pushing through the national health care legislation, the most egregious of which was to delay full implementation of the law until 2014, so it would appear cheaper under the CBO's standard ten-year budget window and, at least on paper, meet Obama's pledge that the legislation would cost "around $900 billion over 10 years." When the final CBO score came out before passage, critics noted that the true 10 year cost would be far higher than advertised once projections accounted for full implementation.

Today, the CBO released new projections from 2013 extending through 2022, and the results are as critics expected: the ten-year cost of the law's core provisions to expand health insurance coverage has now ballooned to $1.76 trillion. That's because we now have estimates for Obamacare's first nine years of full implementation, rather than the mere six when it was signed into law. Only next year will we get a true ten-year cost estimate, if the law isn't overturned by the Supreme Court or repealed by then. Given that in 2022, the last year available, the gross cost of the coverage expansions are $265 billion, we're likely looking at about $2 trillion over the first decade, or more than double what Obama advertised.

UPDATE: I've done another post with additional details from the CBO report.
http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/cbo-obamacare-cost-176-trillion-over-10-yrs/425831

Articulate_Ape
03-14-2012, 01:01 PM
Well, THERE's a big f'n surprise.

m00
03-14-2012, 05:45 PM
I bet the total cost to the economy is going to be much, much higher when this is all said and done.

BadCat
03-14-2012, 06:39 PM
I bet the total cost to the economy is going to be much, much higher when this is all said and done.

We probably haven't invented numbers big enough for it.

Rockntractor
03-14-2012, 06:41 PM
We probably haven't invented numbers big enough for it.

Even if they want to institute it there won't be the money to do it an
and I doubt we can borrow it.

Articulate_Ape
03-14-2012, 07:03 PM
We probably haven't invented numbers big enough for it.

QFT

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