Theodore's World: Obamacare Forced On Us By Obana Will Cost $1.76 Trillion Over 10 Years

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July 21, 2013

Obamacare Forced On Us By Obana Will Cost $1.76 Trillion Over 10 Years

Obamacare to cost $1.76 trillion over 10 yrs

Obama's national health care law will cost $1.76 trillion over a decade, according to a new projection released today by the Congressional Budget Office, rather than the $940 billion forecast when it was signed into law.

Democrats employed many accounting tricks when they were pushing through the national health care legislation, the most egregious of which was to delay full implementation of the law until 2014, so it would appear cheaper under the CBO's standard ten-year budget window and, at least on paper, meet Obama's pledge that the legislation would cost "around $900 billion over 10 years." When the final CBO score came out before passage, critics noted that the true 10 year cost would be far higher than advertised once projections accounted for full implementation.

Today, the CBO released new projections from 2013 extending through 2022, and the results are as critics expected: the ten-year cost of the law's core provisions to expand health insurance coverage has now ballooned to $1.76 trillion. That's because we now have estimates for Obamacare's first nine years of full implementation, rather than the mere six when it was signed into law. Only next year will we get a true ten-year cost estimate, if the law isn't overturned by the Supreme Court or repealed by then. Given that in 2022, the last year available, the gross cost of the coverage expansions are $265 billion, we're likely looking at about $2 trillion over the first decade, or more than double what Obama advertised.

Wild Thing's comment.................

And I will add Obama could care less the damage this will do .

Posted by Wild Thing at July 21, 2013 12:50 AM


It could very well be that obamacare may cost considerably more than that as more of it's 2000+ pages of rules, regulations, qualifications and pork generating are enacted.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at July 21, 2013 01:45 PM

...but Ubama told us that Ubamacare would lower individual costs and reduce the Federal budget. He did not lie to us, did he?

Posted by: Willy at July 25, 2013 10:50 AM