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  • 12 Days of Obamacare Surprises: A 50/50 Split on Enrollment Estimates

    Not all surprises are good. When it comes to Obamacare, the original projections are turning into unfortunately different realities. For the next seven days, Heritage is going to highlight one of the various changes in Obamacare projections (e.g., cost, enrollment, etc.) from when the law first passed until now.

    Obamacare expands Medicaid eligibility to able-bodied, childless adults earning up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL).

    In the March 2012 baseline, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected that by 2022, Obamacare would enroll 17 million additional Americans into Medicaid.

    In a July 2012 update, the CBO incorporated the Supreme Court decision that made Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion optional for states. Now that states have a choice in the matter, the CBO decreased its Medicaid enrollment projection by 6 million people in 2022.

    Surprise: Without explaining their methodology, the CBO projected that exactly half of those no longer projected to be on Medicaid would become uninsured and that the other half would enroll in the exchanges. CBO’s rationale is about as clear as eggnog.

    12 Days of Obamacare Surprises:

    5. More uninsured Americans

    4. Increased exchange subsidies

    3. Big tax increases

    2. The small business tax credit

    1. And the individual mandate.

    Posted in Obamacare, Ongoing Priorities [slideshow_deploy]

    5 Responses to 12 Days of Obamacare Surprises: A 50/50 Split on Enrollment Estimates

    1. Bobbie says:

      What a scam. Wonder how many people are paid and behind it and if this took a hundred years to?

      Please stop this! it's uncivil to bring the country down as said for a minority of uninsured people. It was a scam from the beginning as private insurance companies were monitored by government to avoid national health care so whatever the private insurance companies were doing? must have been fine with the government or a set up by the government. Now all of a sudden they force their indecent, unconstitutional dumping on us! Please stop this!!!! Everywhere government is corruption and limitless costs is working right with them. Think about what's best for the country and what's best for the country is constitutionally defined.

    2. smdares44 says:

      The IDIOTS in DC have NO CLUE!

      ret expat MD: NBME; ABIM; ABNM; ABR w/spec Comp NR and now 45 years in medicine

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