CBO can only assume cost-sharing payments get made through premium subsidies if it assumes those payments do not get made directly—thus violating the agency’s legal obligation.
A Congressional Budget Office (CBO) document released quietly on Thursday hinted at a major gaffe by the budget agency and its efforts to conceal that gaffe.
If CBO and House Budget are blameless, and everything about this budget change occurred in an above-board manner, they seem to have a funny way of going about proving their innocence.
In a Monday report, CBO changed the rules, and violated the law, to make it easier for Congress to pass an Obamacare bailout.
For years, liberals have coated policy positions with an undeserving veneer of scientific certitude.
The self-righteous indignation about President Trump ‘sabotaging’ Obamacare is as much about the individual inhabiting the Oval Office as it is about health care policy.
Americans need relief from Obamacare. But Republican fixes have been polling even less popular—because they’ve done a poor job sharing their message.
Since its passage, and in a way that is unlike any policy issue in modern American history, the press have rallied to the defense of Obamacare.
Throwing taxpayer money at skyrocketing premiums won’t solve the problem, and will instead just create another entitlement that health insurers will want to make permanent.
The CBO’s report on Republicans’ Obamacare revamp revealed its inherent bias towards liberal cost-saving solutions rather than conservative ones.
While there are major reasons to doubt the CBO estimate, it assures the House-passed version of the American Health Care Act will never become law.
If the president was truly concerned with solving the program, he would ditch the talking points and instead focus on what is needed to bring costs down.
Friday’s meeting brought new concessions, but it did not alter the bill’s fundamental structure, leaving it short of the repeal Republicans promised.
Instead of passing legislation that some may vote for, but few truly support, House leadership would be wiser to focus on enacting a bill that members can both vote for and support.
Reforming CBO to be more transparent and reasonable in its estimates is a good thing, not a war on math.
Using penis pumps to pay for entitlements: government spending will at least suck a little less with these cuts to the vacuum-based erection program.
These two ‘nonpartisan’ bureaucracies strive to raise your taxes and expand entitlements. Time for Congress to fix a system rigged against our liberties.
So long as Doug Elmendorf leads CBO and employs Gruber’s methodology, free market health care policies are effectively DOA. It’s time to clean house at CBO.
If you oppose Obamacare you’re not only cruel but possibly an accessory to murder.
The 2014 Farm Bill could impose more harm on US taxpayers and consumers than our political and media elite promised us.
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