Monthly Archives: November 2017

How Congressional Budget Office Projections Mislead

Republican efforts to repeal & replace Obamacare following their 2016 election triumph, and the inauguration of Donald Trump, faltered, as skittish GOP members of Congress faced Democrat claims that repeal of the individual mandate would throw millions into the ranks of the uninisured. Health policy expert Avik Roy explains how estimates by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) can be manipulated by partisan politicians, or partisan bureaucracy, to influence public debate. As always, the devil is in the details:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2017/11/16/fact-checking-democratic-claims-about-repealing-obamacares-individual-mandate/#5eb064db52fc