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Old August 9th, 2017, 09:17 AM   #1
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The CBO Needs To Show Their Work!

When Democrats passed Obamacare on a party-line vote in March 2010, the Congressional Budget Office estimated that by 2016, 21 million people would receive health insurance through the law's exchanges. In reality, just 10 million people did.

The CBO's model was off by more than 100 percent.

The same CBO estimate predicted that Medicaid would grow by 17 million enrollees to about 52 million. In reality, more than 34 million people have signed up for Medicaid since Obamacare became law, for a total of 74.5 million recipients today.

Again, the CBO's model was off by around 100 percent.

Now the CBO wants us to believe, based on the same models, that just repealing Obamacare's individual mandate, without a single dime's worth of cuts to Medicaid, would cause more than 7 million people to abandon their Medicaid coverage.

Sen. Mike Lee: Make the CBO show its work
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Old August 9th, 2017, 10:00 AM   #2
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You mean like this?
https://www.cbo.gov/topics/health-care

Or do you want the mathematics in detail.
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You mean like this?
https://www.cbo.gov/topics/health-care

Or do you want the mathematics in detail.
Yes! (2nd question).

(or perhaps it was even a rhetorical question!)
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Yes! (2nd question).

(or perhaps it was even a rhetorical question!)
No one has access to that and you in particular would be unable to understand it regardless.
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No one has access to that and you in particular would be unable to understand it regardless.
You are making silly assumptions!
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