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  •  Would someone please check my math? (1+ / 0-)
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    If I didn't drop a zero those 3 million people would each cost $2800 a year to cover.

    Do you think Texas and Florida can do it better and cheaper?

    Others have simply gotten old. I prefer to think I've been tempered by time.

    by Just Bob on Tue Jul 24, 2012 at 01:47:19 PM PDT

    •  Cheaper yeah. Just don't cover them. Let them (0+ / 0-)

      get treated in hospital emergency rooms, so the cost will go back out to everyone.  Not better, but cheaper (for the state, not the citizens of that state).  Yeah, that's smart.

      My math twitched when the numbers said

      In March 2012, CBO estimated that the insurance provisions of the law—exchanges and Medicaid expansion—would have a net cost of $1,168 billion in the next ten years. They've revised the costs down to $1,252 billion.
      Seems to me the costs have gone up, not down, which would not fit with the statement
      It will also, however, save the federal government an additional $84 billion.
      I'd appreciate someone checking my numbers.

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