The promises of lower premiums, more affordable care, and better access to health care were just a few of the half-truths and flat out lies used to sell ObamaCare to the public, as well as to lawmakers.  One of the other promises was that ObamaCare wouldn’t “add one dime to our deficits either now or in the future.” And while the GAO came out with reports last year showing that to be another lie, there’s more this week from the CBO.

The Congressional Budget Office has released a new report regarding the assessment of the ACA’s fiscal effect, and things look far from perfect. In the statement, CBO stressed the agency’s difficulty in estimating what the health care law will cost to taxpayers.

That’s right: the same agency behind the statement the White House relied on to sell ObamaCare by claiming the law would reduce the federal budget, is now saying it’s impossible to know for sure if ObamaCare will reduce or actually increase federal spending.

If this recent report is not a sign this administration never knew what it was doing, it is at the minimum an accurate portrayal of a government gone awry and drunk on power.

How can a health care program be so big, Congress’ own budget watchdog can’t figure out how much it will cost taxpayers?

A Roll Call report highlighted CBO’s difficulty estimating the costs precisely because savings promised by the administration haven’t been upheld during the implementation of ACA:

“The CBO based its estimate on the assumption that the law, which included hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of Medicare cuts and tax increases to pay for health care subsidies, would be implemented as written. Now, after a chaotic start and a series of delays or adjustments in various provisions of the act, including an employer mandate that was expected to bring in new tax revenue, it’s unclear to what extent those promised savings are being realized.”

The lack of cost estimates, accompanied by vague remarks, indicates CBO’s inconsistent defense of ObamaCare is now officially backed by nothing but speculation.

The fact this is probably one of the few times in the history of CBO a program has been deemed too big to score says something about the current state of the health care leviathan and confirms again what we have been saying all along.

It’s hard to predict what ObamaCare apologists will use to downplay this report but some anticipate more pieces of the law will be delayed in an effort to avoid the alarming consequences of ObamaCare. What’s left to delay? Not much.

How much more proof do we need that ObamaCare isn’t working, isn’t affordable, and will never deliver on its promises?

 

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