The Democrats and their enablers, including the big insurance companies and groups like AARP, have much to answer for.
Originally posted on International Liberty:
I wrote a few weeks ago about the hidden economic damage of Obamacare, particularly the harm to the job market.
Today, let’s get further depressed by looking at the ever-worsening fiscal damage of the law.
Here’s some of what Chuck Blahous of Mercatus wrote about this costly new entitlement.
The ACA was enacted in 2010 with the promise of reducing the federal budget deficit while expanding health insurance coverage. Nearly lost amid the recent press cheerleading over ACA enrollment figures is that this promise has disintegrated, and now no one…can say how much fiscal damage the ACA will ultimately cause. …CBO currently estimates that the ACA’s coverage provisions will cost the federal government $92 billion a year by FY2015. This is roughly 0.5 percent of projected U.S. economic output for 2015, well exceeding the relative costs of Social Security and Medicaid at similar points in their histories. (The amount falls…
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