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Monday, April 14, 2014

Obamacare Cheaper Than Expected

Posted by on Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Kate Pickert at Time says:

The cost of expanding coverage under the Affordable Care Act will be billions less than previously expected, according to a report released Monday.

An analysis from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office found that the coverage provisions of the ACA, also known as Obamacare, will cost the federal government $104 billion fewer over 10 years than the CBO predicted back in February.

These savings come thanks to years of futile Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare. Oh, wait. No, no they don't. These saving come in spite of years of futile Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare. Republican opposition actually had nothing to do with any of this.


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The Republican Plan will be this:

A cutrate single payer plan...the equivalent of those low cost policies that Obamacare removed.

Everyone will be covered, but for much less than Obamacare.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on April 14, 2014 at 5:14 PM · Report this
@1 what you're proposing is that the Republicans actually start giving a damn about the common working-class people?
Posted by apres_moi on April 14, 2014 at 5:22 PM · Report this
@2: Calling the plans which were removed "coverage" is the other clue in that post that JBITDMFOTP.
Posted by Hanoumatoi on April 14, 2014 at 5:43 PM · Report this
Isn't there an S missing from JBIT(S)DMFOTP?
Posted by originalcinner on April 14, 2014 at 6:14 PM · Report this
Darrell Issa is about to begin a non-stop "investigation" of the CBO and will treat the head of it with more respect than he gives Cabinet officers, the AG, or the President. But he'll still ask convoluted yet idiotic questions and require yes/no answers when yes/no is impossible, and it will drag on until the last trumpet, at which time he'll put out a press release decrying the lack of cooperation from administration officials. Unless his constituents finally realize what an unholy aS$hole he is and vote him out. As if.
Posted by Calpete on April 14, 2014 at 6:25 PM · Report this
Cheaper for who?

Posted by no name today on April 14, 2014 at 6:28 PM · Report this
@4: S and D are interchangeable, dumb, vs stupid.
Posted by Hanoumatoi on April 14, 2014 at 6:38 PM · Report this
@5 reveals that yet another Republican's entire political strategy can be explained in one paragraph that accurately predicts said politician's behavior with 100% accuracy, in perpetuity.
Posted by nullbull on April 14, 2014 at 7:16 PM · Report this
@7. Ah, OK, I thought it was "damn", not "dumb".
Posted by originalcinner on April 14, 2014 at 7:18 PM · Report this
My republican brother in law said to me that Obamacare will be the downfall of this country. I think that when Social Security and Medicare were implemented there were a lot of doomsday republicans saying the same thing. So..... How many republicans are on Social Security? How many republicans are on Medicare? How many hypocritical republican idiots does it take to realize that not everyone is lucky enough to have a large bank account and enough money to take care of medical expenses when a family member gets ill? republicans spent more money in 2013 trying to repeal Obamacare than it would have cost to provide for health care for every American for 3 (three) years. Is this the party that you want to run the country after 2016? Do you want to have a ruling Govt. entity that won't give you health coverage? The Govt. officials have lifetime health coverage, 100% complete wall to wall coverage, they don't give a shit about you, they have theirs and you can go to welfare for your health problems. Vote republican and go to hell with your health issues. Many wealthy republicans are shareholders in the health care providers, so it is a natural for them to not want any investment in Obamacare. What a bunch of crooks!
Posted by longwayhome on April 14, 2014 at 9:24 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 11
So what you're saying is that Obama lied again?
Posted by Urgutha Forka on April 14, 2014 at 9:55 PM · Report this
@11 - that's what I thought I heard, but I don't speak Muslim.
Posted by nullbull on April 14, 2014 at 10:44 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 13

He's a muslin. Not a muslim.

Like this:…
Posted by Urgutha Forka on April 15, 2014 at 9:11 AM · Report this
venomlash 14
I love freedom and America, therefore the government shouldn't do anything good or useful for anyone!
Posted by venomlash on April 15, 2014 at 10:43 AM · Report this

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