Obamacare not the monster Republicans had hoped it would be
The Kansas City Star
Republicans’ faces have to be a bit longer this week after the Congressional Budget Office said the Affordable Care Act would shrink rather than add to the country’s federal deficits.
The Congressional Budget Office projected an $84 billion savings from 2012 to 2022 from what Republicans so lovingly call Obamacare because about 3 million fewer uninsured people will gain health coverage after last month’s Supreme Court ruling giving states more latitude.
Republicans, including presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, had bellowed that the Affordable Care Act would increase the deficits by trillions of dollars. Their scare tactic is now unfounded.