The U.S. Bishops said it was “simply unacceptable” that the Senate GOP health care plan — according to the Congressional Budget Office — would leave 22 million people without health insurance. But Ryan Ellis reveals something critically important about that fact:
Avik Roy points out that CBO came up with nearly identical coverage numbers for Obamacare repeal with no replace (24 million new uninsured), Obamacare repeal with the House version of replace (23 million uninsured), and Obamacare repeal with the Senate version of replace (22 million uninsured).
In other words, the CBO would have us believe spending over $600 billion in a decade to buy people insurance results in the same coverage numbers as spending $0 on people.
That’s absurd. And it should cause any CBO coverage numbers to be dismissed, without irony, as fake news.