John Podhoretz in the New York Post, claiming to find additional evidence of Obamacare's failure in the CBO report:
Even more damaging is this projection: "About 31 million nonelderly residents of the United States are likely to be without health insurance in 2024, roughly one out of every nine such residents."What the CBO report actually says (page 107 of the PDF):
Why? Because, in selling the bill to the American people in a nationally televised September 2009 address, President Obama said the need for ObamaCare was urgent precisely because "there are now more than 30 million American citizens who cannot get coverage."
Now the CBO is saying is that in 10 years, about the same number of people will lack insurance as before. This, after new expenditures of as much as $2 trillion and a colossal disruption of the US medical system.
So, right-wingers, you want undocumented workers not to be covered -- and now it's Obama's fault that they won't be. You want states to reject the Medicaid expansion -- and now it's Obama's fault that many states have done that. You insist that it's tyranny to require people to have health coverage, and you run propaganda campaigns urging people not to sign up -- and now it's Obama's fault that people choose to remain uncovered.
Life is easy when nothing's ever your responsibility, isn't it?