Cutting Edge Conservative Analysis

If you assume that we don’t do the cost controls or revenue increases in the ACA, then “the ACA” increases the deficit by eleventy bajillion dollars over 200 years zomgz!

Let’s be clear about what this report says. It’s a worst-case-scenario. They looked at what would happen to the deficit if (1) we left in all the spending, (2) all of the cost control measures utterly failed, and (3) we removed all of the revenue streams/taxes. If you do that, then the bill raises the deficit $6.2 trillion over 75 years.


  1. I agree. it’s bullshit. Everyone knows that the government has been dead nuts on for every estimate they have ever made. See: Medicare, Social Security, for example.

    • Jon Geeting says:

      Yeah did you see the $500 billion reduction in the projection for Medicare spending?

      • Man I need to know who your connection is, I’d love to smoke some of the stuff you’ve been lately.

        $500 billion in cuts will NEVER happen, unless it’s offset by $1 trillion in spending somewhere else.

  2. top news story of today:

    What’s on your menu? Just got off the phone with my health care provider asking them to explain why my premium jumped up. No good answer!

    — Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) February 27, 2013

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