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Pathway to citizenship could increase Obamacare cost up to $300 billion over a decade

Posted by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 8:52 PM
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Pathway to citizenship could increase Obamacare cost up to $300 billion over a decade

February 5, 2013

Any immigration package in which current illegal immigrants are made eligible for ObamaCare - in the form of either exchanges or Medicaid - could increase costs to the federal government by between $120 billion to $200 billion in its first decade, according to internal calculations by the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee that were obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller.

GOP Senate Budget Committee staffers explained to TheDC that the estimates assume that the law's provision capping total spending on exchange subsidies, which is set to begin in 2019, is enforced.

However, should the provision fall by the wayside, as some analysts believe it could, the staffers estimate the cost of Obamacare could increase between $210 billion to $300 billion over the next 10 years.

They add that if the capping provision is sustained, making millions of illegal immigrants eligible for Obamacare could also result in a benefit cut of approximately $1,100 annually for the average American receiving a subsidized benefit through the exchanges, which are now called "marketplaces" by the administration.

Last March the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee estimated that Obamacare would increase unfunded obligations - or federal spending without a dedicated funding source - for federal health care programs by $17 trillion over 75 years, or from $65 trillion to $82 trillion.



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gsprofval
by Gold Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 8:53 PM

And bhocare isn't even funded to start with.

Canvas_says
by Silver Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 9:22 PM
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That's just sad, when my husband was in the process of legalization there was a firm no assistance policy. We had to prove our ability to maintain ourselves financially, and to not accept or apply for any type of assistance for a defined period of time. If we couldn't do it his residency would have been rejected. That's the way it should be. 

143myboys9496
by Gold Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 9:27 PM

 Not surprising...many illegal aliens  undocumented immigrants....can get a driver's license..I mean how can that happen if they can't even speak the language? Just awesome...

Are we moving forward yet??

 

"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have."---Thomas Jefferson

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