Last week, we found out that the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare, would cost taxpayers $1.76 trillion over the next 10 years, nearly double the cost when it was scored by the Congressional Budget Office in 2010. We also found out that the health care law could cause as many as 20 million people to lose their coverage.
With arguments in the Supreme Court just under a week away, Philip Klein notes that the White House is backing away from the promise economic benefits of ObamaCare:
Asked why President Obama has been silent on the law as its second anniversary approaches, Carney explained that the president is now focusing on the economy rather than health care reform.
“The president does speak about health care on occasion and will continue to do that,” Carney told reporters, “but he is focused on a forward agenda right now — and working with Congress and doing the things he can through executive action — to grow the economy and create jobs.”