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Sun Jul 16, 2017, 03:41 AM

White House pre-buts CBO healthcare score: 'Little more than fake news'

Source: The Hill

Two White House aides are preemptively casting doubt on the accuracy of the Congressional Budget Office's assessment of Senate Republicans' healthcare plan, claiming the estimate will be "little more than fake news."

In an op-ed published in The Washington Post, White House legislative affairs director Marc Short and Brian Blase, a special assistant to the president for healthcare policy at the National Economic Council, urged Americans to give "little weight" to the CBO analysis, known as a score.

"The reason: The CBOs methodology, which favors mandates over choice and competition, is fundamentally flawed," they wrote. "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."

The preemptive effort by the White House to dismiss the CBO analysis comes as the independent scorekeeper works on its latest estimate for Senate Republicans' healthcare plan.

Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/342183-white-house-aides-prebut-cbo-healthcare-score-little-more-than-fake-news



Of course, the article fails to mention that a large part of the reason why the CBO score for the ACA was off was because Republican states and the Supreme Court rolled back and opposed efforts to implement it.

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Reply White House pre-buts CBO healthcare score: 'Little more than fake news' (Original post)
TomCADem Jul 16 OP
cilla4progress Jul 16 #1
joshdawg Jul 16 #2
truthisfreedom Jul 16 #3
Achilleaze Jul 16 #4
lark Jul 16 #5
Shell_Seas Jul 17 #6

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Sun Jul 16, 2017, 04:06 AM

1. Gaslighters

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Sun Jul 16, 2017, 06:56 AM

2. Hmmmm. The only "news" that is totally fake is that

which is regurgitated by the personages on Fox Spews......but then everyone here already knew that.

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Sun Jul 16, 2017, 07:08 AM

3. Liars attack the only neutral party with a voice

Liars liars liars

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Sun Jul 16, 2017, 07:57 AM

4. Did the russians tell the republicans to say this?

what a freaking fog machine the KGOP is.

Beware America.

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Sun Jul 16, 2017, 01:07 PM

5. The score must be really really bad to warrant this kind of proactive ridicule.

What would he say when 26 million people don't have insurance and death rates increase? It's Obama's fault is usually his go-to line, but how could he blame Obama or Hillary or the D's when none of them had any part of his monstrosity? Maybe 30% of the people will believe this, but without Russia outright stealing the election, they will lose the mid=terms if the law is effective by them.

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Mon Jul 17, 2017, 09:44 AM

6. Their excuses and attempts to hide the truth are becoming repetitive.

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