Posts Tagged ‘Obamacare’
One of the through-the-looking-glass aspects of this court challenge is that conservatives are attacking an individual mandate that was introduced in 1993 by a Republican, championed by the conservative Heritage Foundation and implemented in Massachusetts by a GOP governor. That governor is now running around the nation denouncing a health care plan that was modeled on his own. Weird times, indeed.
The Congressional Budget Office calculates that repealing Obama’s health care reforms would cost the U.S. $230 billion over the next couple decades. The reaction? New Speaker John “tanning bed” Boehner simply dismisses the CBO estimate. Why let the facts get in the way of the Tea Party rhetoric? Meanwhile, the right continues to repeat the myth that Obamacare will cost the country huge sums.