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The Congressional Budget Office is in Over its Head with HealthCare Projections.

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posted on Jul, 23 2017 @ 05:43 PM
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July 23, 2017

GOOD INFO w/CHARTS: www.rightlyreport.com...

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""If you’ve been following the health care debate for the past several months you’ve seen the estimates put out by the Congressional Budget Office. All of those estimates have shown millions fewer people would have insurance in 2026 under the GOP plans. In fact, different approaches to the bill haven’t seemed to make much of a difference in the CBO’s projections.

Democrats have pointed to these figures as proof the GOP bills will be a disaster. But why are all the CBO estimates so similar when the underlying reforms are so different. Why does repeal with no replacement have almost the same impact as the Senate repeal and replace bill? It turns out CBO has mostly been looking at just one factor: THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE to buy/have health insurance.

So any GOP proposal which removes the individual mandate was always going to be scored by CBO as dropping at least 20 million people. As Roy puts it, the impact of all other changes “amounts to statistical noise.”"

cwm note: The CBO also consistently says that approximately 17 million people will LOSE THEIR ObamaCare coverage in 2018, regardless of which repeal/repeal-replace bill is "scored". As of July 2018, there are "only" 18 million people on ObamaCare, and 10 million of them are on Medicaid, which isn't being touched in 2018.




posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 10:17 PM
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July 26, 2017

When full ObamaCare repeal was scored last month, the CBO said that 15 million would lose their health insurance.

Today, the CBO says that if the Republican "skinny" Repeal (just eliminating the Individual Mandate) was enacted, 16 million would lose their ObamaCare health insurance.

Skinny Repeal from CBO - www.foxnews.com...

As of July 1st of this year, only 9 million people owned private ObamaCare health insurance plans.

The CBO continually demonstrates why I started this thread. Since they are now admitting that they are NOT good judges of human behavior, the CBO should just get out of the Health Insurance participation business, and refocus on what they do best..which isn't much.



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