Is it a good idea to repeal the new health care act at this point, when the CBO predicts repeal will result in a huge deficit increase?
Reserving judgment on whether the predictions are completely accurate, the Congressional Budget Office has said that the “Job Killing” health care repeal bill currently being debated will increase the deficit by 230 billion dollars, and result in an increase of 23 million in uninsured individuals. All of the estimates are here, as well as a letter to John Boehner.
Republican spokespeople have rebuked the estimate and intend to push forward. To me, this sounds more like politics than it does like budget reform.
What do people think? Doesn’t this news warrant a call from all members of the government to halt any repeal action until at least more detailed studies are performed?
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