Tuesday, January 27, 2015

CBO Report: ObamaCare To Cost Taxpayers $50K Per Person

by JASmius

Bending the cost curve downward:

A bombshell report from the Congressional Budget Office reveals that it will cost the federal government $50,000 for every person who gets health insurance under ObamaCare law.

According to the Daily Mail.com, the astounding figure was "buried" in a 15-page section of the non-partisan organization's budget forecast for the next ten years....

[T]he report estimated that the price tag for insuring that number of people would be about $1.35 trillion — or $50,000 per person.

The CBO says it cost $1.993 trillion for insurance subsidies to struggling Americans, and to pay for a widespread expansion of Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program.

The amount would be offset by $643 billion in new taxes, penalties and fees related to the ObamaCare law, according to the report, the newspaper said.

Aside from it being, you know, flagrantly unconstitutional, no matter what John Roberts says.

Gee, it's too bad the CBO couldn't have been this forthcoming (ahem) five years ago when it was still possible to stop this monstrosity, huh?  Golly, who knows how that process would have turned out if We, The People, had know just how much "free" health care was going to cost us?

Trick question - the Democrats were always going to cram socialized medicine down out throats, come hell or high water.  But maybe a few Donk votes might have been peeled off at the margins to have at least made it a little more interesting, and not such a depressing fait accompli.  After all, sticker-shock is always worse when you're not given a choice about making the "purchase."

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