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Quo, You Will Usually Get It!!!
CBO’s Record Isn’t Perfect
Lest anyone’s hands fall off from wringing them over the Congressional Budget Office’s predicting the results of the House’s American Health Care Act, just take a deep breath and examine the reliability of its previous estimates in the health arena.
For example, in 2003 the CBO overestimated the budgetary cost of Medicare’s prescription drug coverage by a whopping 40 percent, simply because they failed to understand the impact of competition among insurers. And more recently, it predicted that Obamacare enrollment would be millions higher in 2016 than actually occurred.
As for the prospect of individuals losing Medicaid coverage, what frame of mind would justify taxpayers’ having to pay the medical costs of a healthy, working-age adult without children?
Mooresville, North Carolina
Medical Marijuana Should Be Legal
West Virginia needs to step up. I do not advocate it as recreational use or violent felons being eligible to use it. It has been proven by the Veterans Administration to allow the decrease in pills prescribed. Hopefully the legislature will wise up in the next session.
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