More Myths and Facts About the Affordable Care Act

Why poor and middle class republicans vote against their Own Interest If you can convince the lowest white man He’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket.Hell, give him someone to look down on and he’ll empty his pockets for you–Lyndon Johnson

GOP, Alec,

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Does this cut Medicare by $500 billion?

No. That statement has been taken out of context and probably refers to a $500 billion reduction in the future growth of Medicare over 10 years. The law stipulates that guaranteed Medicare benefits won’t be reduced, and it adds some new benefits, such as improved coverage for pharmaceuticals (www.cbo.gov; http://www.factcheck.org).

Isn’t this going to increase the deficit?

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates the Affordable Care Act will have a net savings in comparison to there being no bill. The CBO and Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) now estimate the insurance coverage provisions of the ACA will have a net decrease in federal deficits of $2 billion over the 2012-2021 period (www.cbo.gov; http://www.jct.gov).

Is the Affordable Care Act causing insurance rates to go up?

The largest cost driver in what people are paying does not have anything to do with health care…

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