- Apr 30, 2014
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As long as Media Matters and all other left wing hack organizations lose theirs.
You may recall the whitehouse estimated cost for the ACA. and the large discrepancy other groups and organizations estimated it included the OMB.
Does Media Matters lie about things like this (assuming the AFF figure is grossly inaccurate)? Can you provide any examples?
Well, the OMB is part of the administration, so I'm guessing the WH estimate came from there and wasn't any different. Do you have those figures?
Here's some stuff I found doing a quick search:
When estimates are compared on a year-by-year basis, CBO and JCT’s estimate of the net budgetary impact of the ACA’s insurance coverage provisions has changed little since February 2013 and, indeed, has changed little since the legislation was being considered in March 2010. In March 2010, CBO and JCT projected that the provisions of the ACA related to health insurance coverage would cost the federal government $759 billion during fiscal years 2014 through 2019 (which was the last year in the 10-year budget window being used at that time). The newest projections indicate that those provisions will cost $710 billion over that same period.
Those amounts do not reflect the total budgetary impact of the ACA. That legislation includes many other provisions that, on net, will reduce budget deficits. Taking the coverage provisions and other provisions together, CBO and JCT have estimated that the ACA will reduce deficits over the next 10 years and in the subsequent decade. (source)
The Congressional Budget Office on Monday again lowered its estimate of the cost of the Affordable Care Act, citing slow growth of health insurance premiums as a major factor.
Just since January, the budget office said, it has reduced its estimate of the 10-year cost of federal insurance subsidies by 20 percent, and its estimate of new Medicaid costs attributable to the law has come down by 8 percent. — "Budget Office Again Reduces Its Estimate on Cost of the Affordable Care Act," NYT, Mar 9, 2015
Here's the story as reported by the AFF:
Five years after passage, there are few clear indications that the ACA has had its intended impact on cost of care and access to it. Meanwhile, the law costs significantly more than projected. (source)
They seem to be at odds with the information coming out of CBO and the lying liberals at the New York Times.
>>suggesting every pac, every think tank, every social organization that attempts political influence should also lose theirs
Is there a difference absurdly lying and educating?
And should the American Action Forum lose its tax-exempt status?
Everything MM publishes is either a lie, or gross mischaracterization.
Hopefully the american action forum is correct. We need more spending.
Like we need a hole in the head.......
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