A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
If law were ONLY about the individual mandate, I'd agree with it wholeheartedly. But the devil is in the details, and the details will doom this law.
The CBO says repealing the ACA would drive up the Deficit.
Repealing the Affordable Care Act Would Drive Up Federal Deficit, CBO Says - California HealthlineRepealing the Affordable Care Act Would Drive Up Federal Deficit, CBO Says
Thursday, May 16, 2013
CBO and JCT projected that the provisions of the ACA related to health insurance coverage would cost the federal government
$759 billion during fiscal years 2014 through 2019 (which was the last year in the 10-year budget window being used at that time). The newest projections indicate that those provisions will cost $710 billion over that same period. As shown in the figure below, the intervening projections of the cost of the ACA’s coverage provisions for those years have all been close to those figures on a year-by-year basis; of course, the 10-year totals have changed as the time frame for the estimates has shifted.
Those amounts do not reflect the total budgetary impact of the ACA. That legislation includes many other provisions that, on net, will reduce budget deficits. Taking the coverage provisions and other provisions together, CBO and JCT have estimated that the
ACA will reduce deficits over the next 10 years and in the subsequent decade.
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