June 27th, 2017

The CBO scoring on the Senate health insurance reform bill

The CBO has spoken, and the resultant spin on what the CBO has said is that the news is dire, dire, dire.

But here’s my question: since when has the CBO been correct on health insurance reform predictions? I don’t recall it being on the money with Obamacare, which was gamed to trick the CBO (as many bills are, admittedly). Why should I trust the CBO’s prognostications now, or believe what the MSM has to say about those prognostications?

I’m not being cute. I mean it.

So at the moment, I’m turning to National Review. Yes, I know; they’re the GOPe. But anyway, here’s what they say: this and especially this.

And since Avik Roy has long been my most trusted go-to guy for health care reform issues, what he has to say carries a lot of clout with me. What does he say? That the CBO is full of it: “CBO Predictions About The Senate Health Care Bill Are Deeply Flawed.”

3 Responses to “The CBO scoring on the Senate health insurance reform bill”

  1. Geoffrey Britain Says:

    Is there any federal bureaucracy that hasn’t been infected with leftist bias? If so, I have yet to see evidence of it.

  2. Big Maq Says:

    ” Why should I trust the CBO’s prognostications now, or believe what the MSM has to say about those prognostications?” – Neo

    Better question: Who’s prognostications should we believe, regarding this bill?

  3. AesopFan Says:

    Big Maq Says:
    June 27th, 2017 at 8:57 pm
    Better question: Who’s prognostications should we believe, regarding this bill?

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    Magic 8 Ball?

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