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‎17. Obamacare Tax on Health Insurers (Tax hike of $60.1 bil/takes effect Jan. 2014): Annual tax on the industry imposed relative to health insurance premiums collected that year. Phases in gradually until 2018. Fully-imposed on firms with $50 million in profits.
18. Obamacare $500,000 Annual Executive Compensation Limit for Health Insurance Executives (Tax hike of $0.6 bil/takes effect Jan 2013)
as your article said,
" But there is less to this than meets the eye. First of all, the new estimate is based on a different budget window — and it is an 11-year number, not a 10-year number like the original estimate. So the two estimates are not comparable."
Brian Walsh, communications director for the NRSC, defends the use of the figure.“The simple reality is that the cost of their bill has gone up dramatically — as Republicans predicted it would — and this latest news just highlights that the number they used to sell the bill was rigged,” he said.“It was a budget shell game.”
Still, here’s an interesting experiment. The CBO has thus far only estimated nine years of a fully implemented health care law. But if you assume that the cost in 2023 would be the same as 2022 — a generous assumption — you end up with a ten-year price tag of about $2 trillion.(The “net cost” would be $1.4 trillion.)
Here's the important point:
But Democrats sold the bill, even to their own members, as a $1-trillion, 10-year vehicle. It could well turn out to be a $2 trillion 10-year vehicle, as anyone with a calculator could have figured out at the time. In other words, the cost of the law may not be twice as much as estimated, but it is on track to be twice as much as touted.
In other words, the Democrats lied. So why would you trust the Obama healthcare pimp sheet?