This CBO Report Is Another Big Win For Obamacare

Business Insider: This CBO Report Is Another Big Win For Obamacare

More than 12 million people will gain health insurance under the Affordable Care Act this year, according to new projections released by the Congressional Budget Office Monday. And millions more stand to benefit from the law over the next decade.

At the same time, the law’s costs to the federal government are shrinking. According to the new projections, the federal government will spend more than $100 billion less on Obamacare’s coverage provisions through 2024 than previously projected. That includes a downward estimate of about $5 billion this year. Overall, spending on the federal and state insurance exchanges are projected to cost 14% less than originally forecast.

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114 Responses to “This CBO Report Is Another Big Win For Obamacare”

    • 4 MightyPamela
      April 14, 2014 at 12:56 pm

      Candy! And Chipsticks, and DannyStix, I hope!!

    • April 14, 2014 at 1:05 pm

      Congrats Cindy! 🙂 Morning or lunchtime? 🙂 I thought I posted a Howdy! but I don’t see it anymore. My pop up notice said I had an email from 3ChicsPolitico but it was for TOD. Have I gone bonkers or is it my iPad? Update pop-ups for Horizons or Smartypants say they are from a flower photo blog I follow. This started a day or two ago. Sometimes I wonder if the surgeons rearranged something in the central nerve in my eye to my brain. Also I notice a change on the side column of the page, but Mike or sure what it is. . .

      • 8 Cindy
        April 14, 2014 at 1:09 pm


        {{{{{{{{{Blessings and speedy healing CAROLMAEWY}}}}}}}}

        How are you my friend? How is the healing coming along? I hope that you have followed the doctor’s orders : (

        Wishing you nothing less than good health and a full recovery “REAL SOON.”

        Warmest Blessings!!!! : )

        • April 14, 2014 at 1:34 pm

          Thank you so much Cindy. Appreciate your kind thoughts. My eyesight is coming back in my rt. eye. Yesterday I realized when I opened it the top half can see fairly well. I’m in bed most all the time, sitting or laying down. What used to be just gray/black is now in color in the top half. When I look out my East window I can see fairly straight frames and the blue of the curtains. Thankfully it’s a beautiful sunny day, about 40F and the light snow we had late Sat is melting. Hubby finally saw leaves of the 100 crocuses he planted for me last fall poppy up in the lawn area. I was giving up hope. The crocus I’ve had for a few years in a flower bed have been blooming in beautiful yellow for at least a week and spreading like they should. I have had other health issues related to an allergic reaction to a change in a medication but the worst seems to be over. I have about 600 unread emails and unread FB posts so I think I’m being good following docs orders. Doc Hubby is strict with me on that. He’s tired of being my nurse but he’ll survive. 🙂 Have a great day!

          • 10 57andfemale
            April 14, 2014 at 1:57 pm

            Everything’s blooming just in time for you to be able to see and enjoy.

            Saw some crocuses try to come up here in Chicago. I bet they’ve hightailed it back into the ground since we’ll have freezing temps tonight.

            In the Dark Ages when I was still single, I dated an airline pilot. He used to say of Chicago weather: “I had a three-day trip and I missed spring.”

            • April 14, 2014 at 2:06 pm

              🙂 Many states have similar quotes about their weather. It’s wonderful knowing that! I hope I don’t have to have too many prescription changes in new glasses. Contacts are out. .
              So happy I don’t need to worry my insurance dropping me, no lifetime limit, Thank you PBO and all who helped! 🙂

              • 12 57andfemale
                April 14, 2014 at 2:09 pm

                Will you need interim prescriptions before everything stabilizes?

                • April 14, 2014 at 2:16 pm

                  No, it was a prescription having nothing to do with my surgery. My regular doc changed it when I had my pre-op days before surgery. I wasn’t thinking straight and didn’t read up on the medication or side effects. It’s something I’ve always tried to do since the easy access of computers to the info. I see him late this afternoon for a recheck.

          • 16 Cindy
            April 14, 2014 at 2:01 pm

            Thank you so much for the update. You will remain in my prayers for your healing and recovery. The colors are springing up….I bet they are beautiful. Keep following the doctors orders, and Dr. Hubby orders, and you will be there sooner than you expected.

            Everything else can wait…….our sight is precious : )

            Have a wonderful and blessed Monday!

      • April 14, 2014 at 1:13 pm

        Obviously Mike should not be there. Thought I proofread the post three times. Not sure what I was writing, but I’m not sure what is different in the right column. Maybe I should call Mike. . .

    • 20 sabreen60
      April 14, 2014 at 1:49 pm

      Congrats Cindy and hello Ms. Chips and TODers!

      • 21 Cindy
        April 14, 2014 at 2:02 pm

        Happy Beautiful Monday sabreen60!
        Thank you!!!!!

        Have a wonderful day……

        • 22 57andfemale
          April 14, 2014 at 2:06 pm

          I have to download a photo, post it to Twitter and then share it here: Mr. 57 piled all the dog toys in the little dog bed in the living room so he could vacuum. And there was Pearl this morning – she had burrowed herself a little nest, barely disturbing the toys and there she was right in the middle, ‘cuddled’ with all the toys

          So precious, I can’t stand it!

          • 23 Cindy
            April 14, 2014 at 2:09 pm

            Hey 57andfemale…..
            HAPPY MONDAY!!!!

            You have to post it here…..please….please….please…. : )

            • 24 57andfemale
              April 14, 2014 at 2:11 pm

              Pearl got to go ‘visiting’ yesterday: our 82 year old neighbor and her puppy, Gabi. It’s always a good time when the girls get together……

              • 25 Cindy
                April 14, 2014 at 2:18 pm

                Miss Pearl is just the lady that she is. Did she have her doggie green tea this morning? : )

                I am sure Miss Gabi enjoyed the company, and your neighbor is so precious and blessed to have you.

                • 26 Cindy
                  April 14, 2014 at 2:23 pm

                  P.S. How is Heather doing 57andfemale? How is Remy’s health? I do hope that they are both well, and that Heather has healed, and at least accepted that she did her very best for the puppy that she cared for.

                  {{{{{{{{{Heather/Remy}}}}}}} She is so blessed to have your support and friendship……{{{{{{{{{57andfemale}}}}}}} You all give so much to the least of these. : )

                • 27 57andfemale
                  April 14, 2014 at 2:30 pm

                  Yes, they all had their ‘BioVet’ aka doggie green tea.

                  Joan is a great friend – I love her to pieces. She loves holding Pearl – Pearl is so comforting. Gabi sees us from the front window and she goes crazy! A nice way to spend part of our Sunday.

  1. 28 Layla
    April 14, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    CBO: Congratulations Barack Obama

  2. April 14, 2014 at 12:56 pm

  3. 34 Cindy
    April 14, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Good afternoon Chipsticks and Danny Boy!

    Good afternoon TOD Family!


    I do hope that “EVERYONE” had an AWESOME weekend….

    Peeping in for the news….

    Wishing everyone a BEAUTIFUL and DELICIOUS MONDAY!!!!! : )

  4. April 14, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Morning peeps.

    Chips, the only thing I wanted City to do was hold Liverpool to a draw. What’s wrong you Mancunians?

  5. April 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    ha ha

  6. 52 Nerdy Wonka
    April 14, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Yay, ObamaCare!

  7. 54 Nena20409
    April 14, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Au for Cindy. Congrats.

  8. 56 anniebella
    April 14, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Have anyone notice how silent the Republicans is about the racists shooting and killing those three people? I wonder why, are they afraid of offending their base? Those people who agree with that low life white supremacists?

  9. 58 Nena20409
    April 14, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    April 15 2014 the Final dead line for all those in-line still seeking for Heath Insurance coverage.

  10. 59 Dudette
    April 14, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Watch this video! 🙂

    • 60 jacquelineoboomer
      April 14, 2014 at 1:47 pm

      Hysterical. She probably got fired. Ha!

      • 61 carolyn
        April 14, 2014 at 2:07 pm

        Nah, she wouldn’t get fired at SW. I’ve been on a number of flights where the safety instructions were a comedy routine around the instructions. People do sit up and actually listen…..and I’ve seen the attendants get applause for their routines, like this one.
        Starts the flight with a positive feeling.

        • 62 Dudette
          April 14, 2014 at 3:00 pm

          Yep. It’s all part of the Southwest fun & friendly persona, but this one was exceptionally good!

  11. 63 jacquelineoboomer
    April 14, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    • 64 Layla
      April 14, 2014 at 1:42 pm

      LOL I think he should contact Count Knoller ASAP for advice!

      • 65 Dudette
        April 14, 2014 at 1:44 pm

        Really. What a waste of space.

        • 66 0388jojothecat
          April 14, 2014 at 2:32 pm

          Chriszilla will report in Jan 2017 that the USA elected an AA in 2009 & re-elected him in 2012 but it went barely noticed by the msm.

      • 67 jacquelineoboomer
        April 14, 2014 at 1:49 pm

        Yep. And, secondly, it’s been five years in the White House for President Obama, and we’re still asking people where THEY think he belongs on the friggin’ color wheel?

        I think I need something sugary!

    • 68 Nena20409
      April 14, 2014 at 1:58 pm

      So which CARD is Chris Cillizza playing now? Pres Obama is Twice elected POTUS and a US Senator from IL and a state senator form IL.

      Hmm? I wonder what Chait would say?

      • 69 jacquelineoboomer
        April 14, 2014 at 2:27 pm

        He’s playing the “we’ve run out of things to say” card. Cillizza, Chait – none of them are contributors.

    • 70 Cindy
      April 14, 2014 at 2:14 pm

      He is a HUMAN BEING Chris Cillizza!!!!

      A DAMN good one at that, and that is all that matters, he is the human race that cares about others.

      Take your rear end and go out and work for the paycheck you are collecting…….

      • 71 jacquelineoboomer
        April 14, 2014 at 2:29 pm

        Tell me about it! One of the best human being role models ever, not that it should be only the President who should sit the example for the whole lot of them, and these dogs don’t appreciate it.

    • 72 hopefruit2
      April 14, 2014 at 2:32 pm

      Shorter Cizzila: So since we haven’t been able to declare Obama a failure as a Black President, let’s see how “White” we can make him in order to declare him the overwhelming success that he is.

      • 73 jacquelineoboomer
        April 14, 2014 at 2:49 pm

        They don’t even know (some of them, anyway) that they’re doing it. It’s so deeply ingrained. And it makes me sick to my stomach.

        Damn – I got up in such a good mood today, too! And it’s all about me!

        Thank goodness President Obama can shrug it off.

  12. 74 jacquelineoboomer
    April 14, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Seriously. How much longer are We The People going to take all this?

  13. 75 Dudette
    April 14, 2014 at 1:43 pm


  14. 79 Dudette
    April 14, 2014 at 1:46 pm

  15. 80 Nena20409
    April 14, 2014 at 1:54 pm


    A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey commissioner resigned Monday following news of a second criminal investigation into the agency’s ties to Gov. Chris Christie, according to The Wall Street Journal.

    Anthony Sartor, a New Jersey appointee, has been chair of the agency’s subcommittee on World Trade Center redevelopment, and he submitted his resignation just a few days after the news that Manhattan’s district attorney had opened an investigation into the agency’s work rebuilding the World Trade Center, according to the Journal.

  16. April 14, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Lots of good info here:

  17. April 14, 2014 at 2:06 pm


    In his 2011 State of the Union Address, President Obama promised that, for the first time ever, American taxpayers would be able to go online and see exactly how their federal tax dollars are spent. And for the fourth year in a row, he’s keeping that promise.

  18. 89 57andfemale
    April 14, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Wow. Just wow. When insurance companies can’t just cancel you, they work hard to control their costs by GIVING you healthcare:

    “As hundreds of thousands of diabetics get health coverage under the federal law, insurance companies are aggressively targeting this glut of new patients, who are expensive to treat and often lax in taking medications and following their diet.

    Insurers are calling diabetics when they don’t pick up prescriptions or miss appointments. They are arranging transportation to get them to the doctor’s office and some are even sending nurses on house calls in an effort to avoid costly complications that will have big impact on their bottom lines.”


  19. 91 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    April 14, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    I’ve taken EdX courses; wasn’t aware of some of these other offerings:

  20. April 14, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Connecting Young African Leaders with the U.S. and One Another..

    What do you do when nearly 50,000 young Africans apply for 500 spaces in President Obama’s inaugural Washington Fellowship program, the opportunity for young African leaders to learn new skills and build lasting partnerships in the United States?

    President Obama announced his answer to this question today:

  21. 99 Bill R.
    April 14, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Speaking of white supremacist and neo-Nazi terrorists, here is Ron Paul, father of GOP candidate and hero Ron Paul in a photo shoot making nice with KKK and Neo-Nazi leader, RT this one:

    • 100 Nena20409
      April 14, 2014 at 4:57 pm

      Using Rand Paul’s attacks on Bill Clinton linking his affairs on HRC……..well in this case, Ron is the father who raised Rand so I am saying YES, the Apple Does Indeed Fall not too Far from a TREE.

  22. 101 Linda
    April 14, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Georgia Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn raised $2.4 million in the first three months of 2014, bringing her total haul to $5.7 million since she declared her intent to succeed retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.).

    The first-quarter number is an increase from that of the previous quarter, when she took in $1.6 million. It also significantly bests the totals of her GOP opponents who have put out their numbers: Rep. Jack Kingston (Ga.) brought in $1.1 million in the first quarter, while Reps. Paul Broun (Ga.) and Phil Gingrey (Ga.) both raised just over $300,000.

  23. April 14, 2014 at 2:32 pm

  24. 104 Bill R.
    April 14, 2014 at 2:35 pm

  25. April 14, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    My favorite is…
    when they use your whole name…you’re in trouble.
    who doesn’t know that?

  26. 107 Nerdy Wonka
    April 14, 2014 at 2:36 pm

  27. April 14, 2014 at 2:40 pm

  28. 109 japa21
    April 14, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Lt. Col. Bateman, who posts over at Charlie Pierce’s place writes something the evrybody should read. It is frightening the level of intimidation that the gun nuts will stoop too. It is imprtant that those for reasonable regulations stand together.


    A brief excerpt (read the whole thing):

    After my essay two weeks ago, in the wake of the most recent Fort Hood shooting, an adult man stalked my Facebook profile and then attempted to “friend” my teenage daughter. Go ahead and scroll down through the comments from that essay. It is chilling, and this is exactly why I do not let bygones be bygones. The NRA and Vanguard News Network fuelled conspiracy theorists really are out for anybody who suggests that we need to change our policies on weapons, and not only us but demonstrably our kids as well.

    But not just our kids.

    Just after I posted my original essay my parents got a phone call in the middle of the night from an unknown number in North Georgia, asking if I was there. (Phone number and name, both being public record, are freely available to any who want them.) How creepy is that?

  29. 110 Ladyhawke
    April 14, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    OPCW ‏@OPCW 12h


    The 13th consignment of chemicals has been delivered to Latakia, raising the overall total of removals to 65% http://ow.ly/vKDhf #Syria


  30. 111 dotster3
    April 14, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    “an idiot with a gun”. I had Joy Reid on in the background as I was otherwise occupied, and she went to the press availability with the son and uncle of 2 of yesterday’s victims in Kansas. It was heartbreaking, understandably, but didn’t I hear him say that there was no reason his family had been knocked to their knees other than “an idiot with a gun”? I thought I would see that phrase all over the place, but I don’t see mention of it anywhere. I know I heard it, and that’s exactly the cause of that tragedy——-and every other fatality related to gun violence——“an idiot with a gun”.

  31. April 14, 2014 at 3:10 pm


    Obama remarked, “The truth of the matter is when I’m walking down the south side of Chicago and visiting my barbershop and playing basketball in some of these neighborhoods, those aren’t questions I get asked. …I also notice when I’m catching a cab, nobody’s confused about that, either.”

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