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Obamacare's Cost per Beneficiary Explodes with Shrinking Enrollment

January 29, 2016

The Congressional Budget Office's latest budget estimate shows Obamacare's costs per beneficiary have exploded, as enrollment in Obamacare's broken exchanges collapses to 13 million people. The January update estimates tax credits will cost $56 billion this year, or $4,308 per enrollee. Back in March 2010, CBO estimated that 21 million people would be covered in exchanges in 2016, for a total cost of $59 billion in tax credits, only $2,810 per enrollee.


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