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CBO: 7 million Americans might like their health care, but that doesn’t mean they get to keep it

posted at 4:52 pm on February 5, 2013 by

“If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.”

-President Barack Obama, 2009

Via Philip Klein:

“In 2022, by CBO and JCT’s estimate, 7 million fewer people will have employment-based health insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act,” the CBO announced in its new budget outlook released on Tuesday. This is up from an estimate of 4 million last August, mostly reflecting the effects of tax changes.

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Redistribution of health care.

Same Marxist philosophy………different Commie wrapper.

antipc on February 5, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Old and Busted:

“If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.”

-President Barack Obama, 2009

New Hotness:

“Screw you all!”

-President Barack Obama, 2013

HotAirian on February 5, 2013 at 4:58 PM

they also said O is only going to have an $800+B deficit this yr….esh

CoffeeLover on February 5, 2013 at 5:01 PM

CBO is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Tea Party, Smith and Wesson, and the Tri-Lateral Commission.

/Oliver Stone

CorporatePiggy on February 5, 2013 at 5:12 PM

they also said O is only going to have an $800+B deficit this yr….esh

CoffeeLover on February 5, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Actually, $845 billion to be precise. And that’s after Obama got 3/4 of his desired tax hike on “the rich” and let the payroll tax holiday expire for 77% of working Americans on top of that. I would ask how much higher our taxes need to go in order for him to balance the budget, but I’m afraid to find out.

Doughboy on February 5, 2013 at 5:22 PM

So, you’re saying 0bama is a lying sack of feces?

WHO KNEW!?!?!?!?!

Siddhartha Vicious on February 5, 2013 at 6:18 PM

CBO is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Tea Party, Smith and Wesson, and the Tri-Lateral Commission.

/Oliver Stone

CorporatePiggy on February 5, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Oh, so the Koch brothers are just so much chopped liver, now?

M240H on February 5, 2013 at 6:22 PM

So, you’re saying 0bama is a lying sack of feces?

WHO KNEW!?!?!?!?!

Siddhartha Vicious on February 5, 2013 at 6:18 PM

I was thinking more of a fecal sack of lies.

M240H on February 5, 2013 at 6:23 PM

And as I said 3 years ago, 20 million is the very best case scenario, that would only be possible if the world worked the ways liberals thought it did.

HitNRun on February 5, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Oh, so the Koch brothers are just so much chopped liver, now?

M240H on February 5, 2013 at 6:22 PM

The Kochs are 2012. We have new enemies to punish.

CorporatePiggy on February 5, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Whither the trolls?

CurtZHP on February 6, 2013 at 8:02 AM

Whither the trolls?

CurtZHP on February 6, 2013 at 8:02 AM

Hopefully in the hospital with a terminal condition, praying that free-market healthcare can extend their wretched lives.

MelonCollie on February 6, 2013 at 10:39 AM

I’m one of those 7 million, having had to drop the employer health insurance after they dropped the lower cost plan I was using. We’re now stuck with just Tricare. Which may or may not be adequate for us. I’m putting all the money I would have had to spend on my share of the Aetna premiums in a special savings account, and we’ll see whether it works out or not.

I do want to know how the IRS is going to check for Tricare enrollment since as a retiree it doesn’t show up on the 1099-R.

LibraryGryffon on February 6, 2013 at 11:08 AM