Republicans Ignore That Health Care Repeal Would Cost $143 Billion Over Ten Years
The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the Affordable Health Care Act reduces the projected deficit by $30 billion in 2020. Repealing the law will add $143 billion to the deficit. Think Progress notes that Republicans are paying this no mind, already ignoring their pledge that all legislation that involved spending has to be accompanied by cuts.
…the GOP is excluding the vote from its new cut-go rule — under which increases in mandatory spending would have to be paid for but tax cuts would not — and dismissing the CBO’s estimates of savings in the health law. But this places the new majority at odds not just with the ‘Gods’ at the CBO — who they’ve routinely cited to bolster their own proposals — and repeated pledges to lower spending in the new Congress.