8/04/2012

Obamacare costs are out of control


Avik Roy has put together a nice comparison of how the CBO estimated costs for Obamacare have increased over time.

Melinda Buntin did the CBO estimates, but it is also interesting to note that she and her family are donated large amounts of money to Obama and Democrats.
Melinda Buntin, “personally donated more than $26,000 to Democratic politicians and campaign committees,” including President Obama, and served as an Obama spokeswoman in 2008. Moreover, the Daily Caller notes a Boston Globereport that Buntin’s parents have donated almost $600,000 to Democrats since 2007. . . .
She was also an official in the Obama administration before joining the CBO.
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, she donated $2,300 to President Obama in 2008, $4,000 to John Kerry’s White House bid in 2004, $9,500 to Democratic Party group DNC Services Group since 2004 . . .
Buntin, currently an Obama administration Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) official, has helped with the implementation of Obamacare’s information technology and record-keeping procedures, too. As the Director of the Office of Economic Analysis and Modeling underneath the National Coordinator for Health IT, Buntin has provided the administration with statistics and economic analyses to help it achieve its goal of collecting EHRs, or “Electronic Health Records” of Americans. . . .

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