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ObamaCare Reality Check: More Americans Being Pushed Out of Traditional Health Care

In 2009, President Obama promised that once his health care bill became law “all of the overheated rhetoric over reform [would] finally confront the reality of reform.” Of all the president’s promises about the health care law, this one has come true.

A new report by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) highlights the grim reality of ObamaCare. According to the nonpartisan analysis, the president’s government takeover of health care is forcing more Americans out of employer-provided health care and hitting job creators with higher taxes:

  • By 2022, more than 7 million Americans will be pushed out of employer-provided health care.
      
  • Employers will be taxed an estimated $130 billion for failing to provide government-approved health insurance.
      
  • Over the next 10 years, the health care law will cost $1.6 trillion.

 Faced with this difficult reality, it’s no wonder the White House has no comment.

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