GOPers’ repeal of health care reform will cost $230 billion

Today the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated that HR2 , the Republicans’ “Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act” will:

1. Mean 32 million more people uninsured by 2019.

2. Increase the federal deficit by $230 billion.

Sounds like a problem for those both at the state and federal levels who want to repeal reform.

4 Comments

  1. [...] Adam Searing on the cost of health care reform repeal:http://j.mp/gp0GQw #searing [...]

  2. bruce

    January 7, 2011 at 10:14 am

    “The changes noted above will affect many elements of a detailed estimate of the impact of H.R. 2, but they will probably not have a major effect on the overall budgetary impact of the bill through 2019.” The period analyzed had to be extended by 3 years to come up with the $230B number.

  3. Adam Searing

    January 7, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Bruce – CBO is very clear that repealing the reform bill will add to the deficit. The longer the law has been in place, the more savings increase, especially in later years. But glad you agree that repeal of the health reform law will add billions to our debt.

  4. Jeff Shaw

    January 7, 2011 at 11:07 am

    In fact, the health care law will save tons more money — and save it more than a decade sooner — than Paul Ryan’s kooky “cut everything” budget plan will.

    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/ezra-klein/2011/01/omnibus_post_on_the_gimmicks_i.html