Spicer rips Capitol Hill budget scorekeepers, ahead of health bill estimate


"It's enormous", said Keith Fontenot, who was associate director for health at the Office of Management and Budget during the Obama administration, and who also worked in health policy at the CBO. Hall plans to ding any insurance plan that doesn't cover "comprehensive benefits", according to Politico. Lots and lots of people-maybe 15 million?-will lose insurance and the costs to the treasury will be huge.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan asserted that the goal of the Republican health care plan wasn't to maximize coverage, but only to ensure citizens have easy access to their doctors. Last time if you look at the number of people they projected would be on Obamacare, they were off by millions. "REPEAL now before it is too late", Trump tweeted in April 2014.

Republicans are gearing up for a fight with Washington's most respected budget wonk.

The introduction of the Republican-backed health care bill meant to replace the 2010 Affordable Care Act and Spicer's comments on the CBO's forecasting have cast a spotlight on the office, which has analyzed and predicted the financial impact of legislation for more than four decades.

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At the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, congressional Republicans were joining the CBO bashing.

The White House, meanwhile, proposes using its own in-house numbers-crunchers.

Although the Congressional Budget Office isn't expected to release its report on the cost of the Republicans' Obamacare repeal plan until Monday, President Donald Trump is already preparing to bash its findings. Unlike the Congressional Budget Office, the OMB isn't independent, and answers to the president. But then the Supreme Court ruled that states could opt out of the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion, leaving millions of poor people in those states uninsured.

But it is the third reason for not waiting on CBO that is looking most compelling right now: Republicans are terrified that CBO's numbers will paint a disastrous picture of the American Health Care Act's impact.

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Democrats insist that the Republican leadership and Trump are on a fool's mission in promoting a replacement plan that will never pass the Senate, where the GOP holds a narrow 52-48 margin, even if they manage to get it through the House.

Energy and Commerce Chair Greg Walden (R-OR): "If you go back to what CBO predicted would be covered on the exchanges today [under the ACA] they're only off by only a two-to-one ratio".

Brookings and its partner, The Leonard D. Schaeffer Initiative for Innovation in Health Policy, based their expectations on previous CBO estimates of earlier GOP.

And those two items, along with slower-than-expected growth in health care costs nationwide, combined to result in the CBO being wrong about another thing: the amount of money the law would cost, which wound up being less than expected.

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Predicting the effects of large policy changes is always hard, but CBO's predictions for the ACA in 2010 were much more accurate than the predictions of many Republican opponents of the law.