‘Best Estimate’: ACA Repeal Increases Budget Deficit $137B, CBO Says

Mealey's (June 24, 2015, 2:06 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The “best estimate” is that repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) would increase federal budget deficits by $137 billion or more, the Congressional Budget Office said June 19.

(Report available. Document #93-150624-018X.)

In making its prediction, the CBO noted that its conclusion includes substantial uncertainty arising from the difficulty in analyzing the budgetary and economic impact of repealing the ACA. The uncertainty is great enough that repeal of the ACA could result in reduced deficits over the years of 2016...
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