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Democratic Trustee Dismisses Study Claiming Obamacare Will Add To Deficit

Jonathan Chait asked the other Medicare actuary — Robert Reischauer — what he thought of Charles Blahous’ claim that the Affordable Care Act would add at least $340 billion to the federal deficit over the next decade. Reischauer didn’t have anything nice to say: “Under accepted CBO and OMB scoring practices, legislated reductions in Medicare [...]
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Will Obamacare Increase The Deficit?

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (3 years ago)

by Patrick Appel Nobody knows for certain: In a new study, Chuck Blahous, who is a public trustee for Medicare and Social Security, concludes that the 2010 health law will add at least $340 billion to the federal deficit from... Read Post

Charles Balhous’ Absurd ‘New Math’ In A Chart

US Politics / Liberal : Think Progress (3 years ago)

Yesterday, former George W. Bush official Charles Blahous published a study claiming the Affordable Care Act would add at least $340 billion to the federal deficit over the next decade. This contrasted with the Congressional Budget ... Read Post

Koch-Funded Analyst Seems To Be Changing His Tune On Obamacare Deficit Projections

US Politics / Liberal : The Wonk Room (3 years ago)

Earlier this week, Medicare Trustee Charles Blahous, who also works for the Koch-funded Mercatus Center, published a study claiming the Affordable Care Act would add at least $340 billion to the federal deficit over the next decade.... Read Post


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