Loading...

CBO Predicts Health Reform Deficit Happiness? Maybe Not

22,456 views

Loading...

Loading...

Transcript

The interactive transcript could not be loaded.

Loading...

Loading...

Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Uploaded on Dec 22, 2009

On December 19, 2009, the CBO released an estimate that the health reform bill would reduce the deficits by $132 billion. The problem with this estimate was something that the CBO made as plain as day: They can only estimate the bill as it is written and make no estimation of how likely it is that a particular part of the bill will be implemented as it is written.

My goal here was to satirize the fact that the health reform bill has been written with several parts that seem VERY unlikely (next to impossible) to be implemented as they are written. And yet, for consistency, the CBO makes no judgment call on the likelihood of the implementation. That's not their job.

Loading...

When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next


to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...