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Mon Jul 17, 2017, 08:01 AM

White House op-ed: CBO methodology 'fundamentally flawed'

Washington (CNN)The White House is calling the Congressional Budget Office's methodology for estimating the impact of Republican health care legislation "fundamentally flawed" ahead of an upcoming release of a new assessment of the Senate bill.

Marc Short, the White House's director of legislative affairs, and National Economic Council aide Brian Blase wrote an op-ed published in The Washington Post calling the CBO's assessment of the bill, which would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, unreliable.

"In the coming days, the Congressional Budget Office will release an updated analysis of the Senate bill to repeal and replace Obamacare," the op-ed reads. "The CBO will likely predict lower health insurance coverage rates if the bill becomes law. The American people and Congress should give this prediction little weight in assessing the bill's merit."

It continues: "The CBO's methodology, which favors mandates over choice and competition, is fundamentally flawed. As a result, its past predictions regarding health-care legislation have not borne much resemblance to reality. Its prediction about the Senate bill is unlikely to fare much better."


http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/15/politics/white-house-cbo-score-health-care-bill-op-ed/index.html

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TheMastersNemesis Monday #1
spanone Monday #2
Foamfollower Monday #3
spanone Monday #4
Docreed2003 Monday #5
ProfessorGAC Monday #6
Yonnie3 Monday #7

Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 08:03 AM

1. The CBO Is Lying - GOP, Mcconnell, Ryan et al.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 08:10 AM

2. so is the white house

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 08:13 AM

3. And yet, past predictions by the CBO have been amazingly accurate.

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Response to Foamfollower (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 08:14 AM

4. 'kill the messenger'

as old as time itself

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 08:16 AM

5. So now the CBO is fake too????

Amazing...truly amazing that there's still forty percent of our country that will blindly nod their head and say "Yep, the CBO must be biased against Trump"!! Authoritarianism is like a boa constrictor around our necks right now and these people would praise it blindly. FDR is rolling over in his grave right now!

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 08:35 AM

6. Why Would That Fundamental Flaw Cause Inaccuracy?

Answer: It doesn't. They have nothing else so they made up a completely illogical reason to denigrate a report that hasn't even been issued yet.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 09:10 AM

7. White House 'fundamentally flawed'

There, I fixed the title.

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