I had the good fortune to see the lecture by the authors of Why Obamacare is Wrong for America, Turner, Capreta, Miller and Moffit. 1. The subtitle is instructive: How the New Health Care Law Drives Up Costs, Puts Government in Charge of Your Decisions, and Threatens Your Constitutional Rights. 2. Review the claims originally announced by the President. When he ran for office, Obama said that his health care plan "will cut the cost of a typical family's premium by $2,500."( Time to curb Obamacare - SFGate) The average, unsubsidized premium per person covered (including dependents) for new nongroup policies would be about 10 percent to 13 percent higher in 2016 Director's Blog » Blog Archive » An Analysis of Health Insurance Premiums under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act a. Remember when Barack Obama promised that his health-care overhaul would bend the cost curve downward and arrest rapid increases in costs? ObamaCare bends the cost curve In April 2010, Medicares Office of the Actuary released an analysis showing that the new law would increase national health care spending by more than $311 billion over the next ten years. Obamacare repeal and the CBO | Pundit House b. "I can make a firm pledge," he said in Dover, N.H., on Sept. 12. "Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes." He repeatedly vowed "you will not see any of your taxes increase one single dime." Taxpayers earning less than $200,000 a year will pay roughly $3.9 billion more in taxes in 2019 alone due to healthcare reform, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation, Congress's official scorekeeper. JCT: Healthcare law to sock middle class with a $3.9 billion tax increase in 2019 - The Hill's On The Money Thus, eight out of ten affected would be making under $200 K. Further, the 40% excise tax on Cadillac plans is largely a middle class tax. c. Obama: No reduced Medicare benefits in health care reform. (Obama: No reduced Medicare benefits in health care reform - CNN) Douglas Elmendorf, director of the Congressional Budget Office, says that simply isnt true. CBO: Medicare cuts mean benefit cuts « Hot Air And The actuary's office has projected those cuts would eventually force about 15 percent of providers into the red. (Obama's HealthCare Won't Help Sick Old People, What Will Happen To Them?) would sharply reduce benefits for some senior citizens and could jeopardize access to care for millions of others, according to a government evaluation released Saturday. Study shows ObamaCare would cut Medicare services, providers « Hot Air And seniors in medicare advantage: MA enrollees will total about $3,700 annually by 2017, or a nearly 27 percent cut from what would have occurred without the new law. How Do Obamacare and the Obama Tax Hikes Effect Seniors? - AskHeritage d. That is why I have pledged that I will not sign health insurance reform that adds even one dime to our deficit over the next decade. (Obama: Health Care Reform Won't Add "One Dime" To Deficit - Hotline On Call) The Congressional Budget Office on Tuesday released a new estimate attributing $115 billion in additional spending to the new national health care law, driving the full cost over the first decade to over $1 trillion. The American Spectator : AmSpecBlog : CBO Sees $115 Billion in Added ObamaCare Costs e. Overall, CBO says the ACAs tax hikes will reach 1.2 percent of GDP in 2035, or a whopping $180 billion annually in todays terms. That would be 5%-10% increases in taxes.(Health Care Repeal Won't Add to the Deficit - WSJ.com) Further, the bill in not inflation-indexed, which meant that bracket-creep will assure that the taxes on the rich, the $250 K incomes of today will be on folks earning the equivalent of todays $130 K in 2030. While I try to avoid such strong language as 'lied,' one is hard pressed to find an explanation for the above other than purposeful lying, or being totally clueless..... You choose.