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Breaking News: Obamacare to cost DOUBLE the original price.

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Josh_R, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. Josh_R

    Josh_R Registered User

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    Wow who saw that coming? Entitlement programs always stay on budget, right? Remember how one of the big selling points of Obamacare was that it cost less than $1 trillion?

    http://campaign2012.washingtonexami...s-its-obamacare-medicaid-cost-estimate/425966
     
  2. Yesterdays Hero

    Yesterdays Hero She's better than you, Smirkalicious.

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    Kirk arriving in 3....2....
     
  3. Myhairygrundle

    Myhairygrundle Screw you guys, I'm going home.

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    A government program costing more than estimated? Shocking.
     
  4. mikeybot

    mikeybot SPANAKOPITA!!!

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    Somehow I doubt this article. I can't imagine it only costing double the original estimates.
     
  6. VMS

    VMS Victim of high standards and low personal skills.

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    I think the other article is based on projections for how much total savings the Healthcare-Plan-That-President-Obama-Gets-Credit-And-Blame-For-But-Let's-Face-It-He-Punted-To-Congress-And-Had-Them-Write-It. Which is still bullshit.

    Look, these numbers are from the CBO. There's a reason why the CBO is "non-partisan": they're effectively brain dead. Not that CBO staffers are stupid of anything like that, but by definition every CBO number comes from the numbers they're given. If the CBO is given a bill, and in the bill is a line that says the bill will generate $18 trillion from the sale of pixie dust to the dwarves who live under the Antarctic ice cap, then the CBO numbers are going to show an $18 trillion credit for the bill.

    Articles that tell you the CBO says X or the CBO says Y don't mean jack shit.
     
  7. Josh_R

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    Ok, here is the official CBO website summary of the findings. Apparently OAPC is right that they do claim that it CUTS costs overall, but the projections for the actual program are higher. So if you believe that all the budget offsets etc will actually work and be implemented, then it will cost less.

    http://cbo.gov/publication/43080

    So apparently shitloads more people will be on Medicare and Medicaid and fewer people will receive employer based insurance, but all their budget gimmicks will offset the costs plus some.
     
  8. Myhairygrundle

    Myhairygrundle Screw you guys, I'm going home.

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    And in other breaking news....Medicare and Medicaid have also gone over their anticipated cost.
     
  9. CougarHunter

    CougarHunter Lying causes cat piss smell.

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    Yeah, let's hand 20% of the American economy over to the government. What can possibly go wrong?
     
  10. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    :gh:
     
  11. BeerBelly

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    yeah well Obama wants gas prices to go up too

    gotta feed that pig ya know
     

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