SCOTUS ruling makes Obamacare $84 billion cheaper

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    The CBO has now updated its ACA projections around health insurance coverage and federal spending in the wake of last month's Supreme Court ruling. Not unexpected: giving states the option of expanding their Medicaid programs means 1) more people in private health insurance plans bought through the exchanges, 2) fewer people enrolled in Medicaid, and 3) modestly lower federal spending. All relative to what was expected to be the case with the ACA entirely intact.

    From The Hill:
    Meanwhile, the GOP repeal bill still increases the deficit.
     
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    Yes, it's always wise to underestimate what a new federal program will cost what with so much history to draw from
     
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    It makes it cheaper if they guessed right about how many states won't implement it. Essentially, they are saying that the fewer states that implement Obamacare, the less it will cost. I could of told you that without you posting the obvious.

    Gotta admit, you are consistent in your posting stupid things and spinning them in favor of your position.
     
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    You are misreading this, the CBO came out and said that it will cost less if fewer states implement the Medicaid expansion. Instead of bolstering Democrats in their argument that this will cut the deficit, it actually makes the Republican argument that it will increase the deficit if we do not repeal it. There are some really good tidbits buried in the story.

    Don't let the Democrats win the spin war here, the CBO is making the case for a repeal of Obamacare despite the spin Greenbeard is trying to put on it.
     
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    CBO says healthcare ruling could save $84 billion | Reuters

    "Conservatives" should be happy about this, right? It won't raise the debt or any deficits and millions of people will still not have coverage, so their "freedom" is intact.

    So who's happy about this?
     
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    Letter to the Honorable John Boehner providing an estimate for H.R. 6079, the Repeal of Obamacare Act

     
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    I don't think anyone is happy about this CBO report.

    Conservative governors and their adherents will have to explain to their constituents why they are withholding health care from their state's poorest residents in order to save funds that are mostly federal.

    Liberals will have to admit that after the Supreme Court ruling ACA leaves millions of poor people uninsured.

    The elected branches of federal government will have to admit that they can't stop the Supreme Court from altering their legislation.

    And the Supreme Court will have to admit that they are actively setting government policy.
     
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    They might actually rather face their constituents than the wrath of their state's hospital associations.
     
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    I see some folks are still holding on to the smoke and mirrors that said the bill was budget neutral to start with......and still is after say, CLASS collapsed even before the scotus decision.
     
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    I don't think anyone was under the impression this would cover everyone. There would always be uninsured. The Mandate allows for that.

    I agree with the take on the conservative governors though. They'll have to explain why they are choosing not to help cover millions, when the money comes from the federal government, and we are currently saving money to boot.
     

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