Forbes' Obamacare assault may be the Biggest ACA Lie Yet

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Anti Health Care GOP

Hopkins, MN

#1 Sep 25, 2013
...Unfortunately, the experts working for Medicare’s actuary have (yet again) reported that in its first 10 years, Obamacare will boost health spending by “roughly $621 billion” above the amounts Americans would have spent without this misguided law.

What this means for a typical family of four

$621 billion is a pretty eye-glazing number. Most readers will find it easier to think about how this number translates to a typical American family—the very family candidate Obama promised would see $2,500 in annual savings as far as the eye could see. So I have taken the latest year-by-year projections, divided by the projected U.S. population to determine the added amount per person and multiplied the result by 4...

http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/201...

When I said this may be the biggest lie yet, I perhaps should have said deepest lie. Death panels is perhaps a bigger lie, but shallow. Just a statement of the false... "I saw a unicorn." But this Forbes piece is crooked in so many different directions... a depravedly cynical exercise invalidated by three or four different levels of deception, each of which would render it a lie, but combined make it prevarication GOLD.

Headline: Obamacare Will Increase Health Spending By $7,450 For A Typical Family of Four

Okay, first off, the number is over ten years. That is the first layer of deception. It is really $745/year. The CBO scores thing in ten-year terms but family finances don't work that way. Even if the article was mostly true (it is not), expressed in CBO terms, a "typical family of four" will earn $400,000-$500,000, and thus might be able to afford $7450.

Secondly, maybe I am not reading Doctor Crackpot correctly, but it seems to me that if a lot more people get healthcare than would have otherwise, we would expect more to be spent on healthcare overall. So the notion of some net increase in national healthcare spending is unexceptional.

What does increasing health spending "for" a typical family of four mean to you? It means the amount that typical family will spend, right? WRONG. You failed the Dr. Crackpot test. It turns out the number has nothing to do with what the plan costs any family, typical or not, and has no connection to family finances whatsoever.

Look at how the average cost for a family of four is calculated!

Total projected increase in healthcare spending (not premiums paid by families... total healthcare spending in the collective American economy) divided by population, then multiplied by four.

WTF? or, to be more precise... WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK?
Agree

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Sep 25, 2013
I bet he hasn't even read the whole 20,000 page document himself. They should publish a list of the Senators who have actually read it, which is probably none. Then their citizens from each state can contact them for answers. If we think our Doctors are under the thumb now wait until this passes. God help our Seniors.
The Truth

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Sep 26, 2013
Where is the $2,500 reduction resulting from Obamacare? Obama lied.
My health care plan died.
Stratagy

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Sep 27, 2013
Obama is ONE BIG LIE!!

It's sad Americans are so stupid as to not "see" the lie!

Oh well we'll be paying for the lies for decades to come.

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