While the Administration will argue that the new tax law reduces "the rate of expanding health care costs," that was not the promise used to sell this law to the general population. And this brings me to the question, "Why reference a six year old report, now?"
Our answer includes the following: the report remains a current evaluation, having relevance, today. But, more than this, beginning with September of this year, just weeks before the coming mid-term elections, America will be introduced to another round of truth, as to the actual costs and enrollment numbers of the ACA. No later than September, all States are to report annual and revised numbers as to the various costs of this legislation, and, according to first reports, much of this reporting will prove to be bad news for the Democrat Party.
In short, just in time for the 2014 midterm elections, the Dems are going to be back on defense as to ObamaCare. Costs were not reduced, penalties were increased substantially, 14 million enrollees is hardly "universal," and the "Cadillac" policies supplied by the unions, will be taxed an additional 40%, increasing monthly premiums by that amount . . . . . all this and more, will be part of the national news cycle.
Suddenly, the 2009 CBO report, will be "current" news, again, constantly compared to the sad realities of the broken promises and failings that is ObamaCare, at a time when more bad news is the last thing Dems need, as the coming election cycle overwhelms their verbal defenses. Keep in mind, that this same situation will present itself, again, just before the 2016 campaign cycle.
Stay tuned. September will see the national healthcare debate back in the news, front page and above the fold. While the Dems celebrated ObamaCare as "their" bill, back in 2010 - to the exclusion of the GOP, the historical fact of the matter finds this circumstance to be an increasing curse for the Progressive Socialists within the Democrat Party.