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.
Most Americans would judge premium impacts by one simple metric: Will my premiums go up or down compared to what I paid last year?
After decrying Obamacare as ‘full of gimmicks and smoke-and-mirrors’ in 2010, Ryan is now using budget gimmicks to bail out the law.
House leaders have concocted a plan that would use a budget gimmick that arguably violates the law to bail out Obamacare and provide taxpayer funding to plans that cover abortion.
Using repeal of the individual mandate to pass tax reform represents a game of Russian roulette that Congress should not even contemplate.
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.
Republicans should stop shirking townhalls, supporting half measures, and diverting blame and pass the 2016 Obamacare repeal bill.
Congressional leaders will need to pare back their aspirations for a comprehensive ‘repeal-and-replace’ bill and enact other elements of their ‘replace’ agenda in subsequent legislation.
The recession and recovery have been very painful. But most workers enjoy considerably higher incomes today than in 2000.
A new Congressional Budget Office report estimates that the average family’s health-care insurance will cost $24,500 per year in just nine years.
With so many Americans currently filled with anxiety about their annual tax forms, this is the time of year that many people wistfully dream about how nice it would be to have a simple and fair flat tax.
Reforming CBO to be more transparent and reasonable in its estimates is a good thing, not a war on math.
America’s middle class was actually doing quite well until the recent recession.
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