Obamacare By the Numbers

Alyene Senger, over at The Foundry, has an excellent post on Obamacare. It’s short, sweet, and to the point. Here’s a sample to whet your appetite:

  • 20 million. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that as many as 20 million Americans could no longer have their current employer-based health coverage by 2019; others predict it could be as high as 35 million.
  • 400 percent of the federal poverty level. Individuals earning over $44,680 a year and families earning over $92,200 a year are not eligible for any federal subsidies to help purchase coverage under Obamacare.
  • $1 trillion. Based on an updated CBO score, Obamacare imposes 18 new taxes or penalties totaling over $1 trillion from 2013 to 2022 that will directly or indirectly impact families, including those earning below $250,000.
  • $1.683 trillion. Obamacare expects to spend over one-and-a-half trillion dollars between 2012 and 2022 on its coverage expansion provisions alone, according to the CBO.
  • 30 million. Updated CBO estimates show that despite spending over a trillion dollars, Obamacare will leave 30 million Americans uninsured in 2021.
  • 50.8 percent. The majority of Americans continue to support repeal. The Real Clear Politics Average from March 10, 2012, to July 28, 2012, shows that voters support repeal by an 8-point margin.

CLICK HERE to read it in full.

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4 Comments on “Obamacare By the Numbers”


    2,700 pages of law + >13,000 pages of regulations = the most monumental mess since the IRS. I predict that the only beneficiarys of this nightmare will, of course, be the lawyers?

  2. Big Frank Says:

    Obamacare is just one more promise of a Socialist Utopia to gain more votes from the dupes and rubes who believe that the government should supply them with everything. There fools have no idea that sooner or later the bill as it were must be paid. “If you think health care is expensive now, just wait until it is ‘free'”. If my numbers are correct 47% of the population do not work or produce a damned thing, they vote for a living, not bad 30 min. every year or so for a handout. There are folks really in need , however it seems that lately the practice of government dependency has taken over the rather loose screening process.

  3. tgusa Says:

    AmMed, oh boy!
    A $9.50, $2.00 hamburger on an Amtrak train costs taxpayers $16, not including carbon footprint.

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