More Adventures in the Pelosi Process of Discovery
The Congressional Budget Office says the year-end fiscal cliff deal that preserved lower tax rates for most households produced a little-noticed side-effect: Fewer people will get health insurance from their employer over the next decade.
That nugget of economic thinking pops up in the nonpartisan office’s annual update of its budget and economic forecast.
The CBO has long said it expects the new federal health law will prompt some companies to drop millions of employees from health plans because workers have new options to buy insurance on their own. In August, CBO put the number at four million over 10 years. Now it’s seven million.
Recall that Barack Obama and his allies promised us that if we liked our health care plans, we could keep them. Apparently not.
Gosh, wouldn’t it be nice if someone asked Nancy Pelosi about this?