Monday, April 14, 2014

Deficit hawkery

According to a new CBO report, the Affordable Care Act will reduce the federal deficit by a greater margin than previously expected. 

The federal deficit is not actually a problem, of course.  Nor is Obamacare an optimal policy response to the challenge of providing Americans with adequate health care.  But there's a strong relationship between criticism of Obamacare and a belief that "we can't afford it" because of Teh Deficit.  This belief is based in no facts at all.

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