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October 14, 2011

OBAMACARE
By The Numbers
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$2.6 Trillion: True Cost Of ObamaCare Once Fully Implemented. (Office Of The Speaker Of The U.S. House Of
Representatives, Report, 1/6/11)

$701 Billion: Amount ObamaCare Will Add To The Deficit. (Office Of The Speaker Of The U.S. House Of
Representatives, Report, 1/6/11)

$575 Billion: Cost Of Medicare Cuts In ObamaCare. (CMS Chief Actuary Richard S. Foster, Memo, 4/22/10) $491.7 Billion: Taxes Raised In ObamaCare. (Letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 3/18/10; Joint Committee On Taxation, 3/2/10) $450 Billion: Cost Of ObamaCare “Glitch” Allowing The Middle-Class To Qualify For Medicaid.
(Avik Roy, “The 450 Billion Glitch: 3 Million Extra Middle-Class Americans Eligible For Medicaid Benefits,” Forbes, 6/21/11)

$401 Billion: Increase In Federal Entitlement Spending From ObamaCare. (“The Budget and Economic
Outlook: An Update,” Congressional Budget Office, August 2010)

$210 Billion: Amount Of Income Taxes Collected Over 10 Years Through ObamaCare. ("Estimated
Revenue Effects Of The Manager's Amendment To The Revenue Provisions Contained In The 'Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act," Joint Committee On Taxation Report, 3/20/10; Editorial, “Taxes Upon Taxes Upon…,” The Wall Street Journal, 7/11/11)

$145 Billion: Cost Of ObamaCare Cuts To Medicare Advantage. (CMS Chief Actuary Richard S. Foster, “Estimated
Financial Effects Of The 'Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act,' As Amended,” Memo, 4/22/10)

$80 Billion: ObamaCare’s CLASS Program “Zombie” Savings In The Federal Budget. (Ricardo
Alonso-Zaldivar, “‘Zombie’ In The Budget: Long-Term Health Care Plan,” The Associated Press, 10/8/11)

$60 Billion: Health Insurance Tax On Businesses. ("Estimated Revenue Effects Of The Manager's Amendment To The
Revenue Provisions Contained In The 'Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act," Joint Committee On Taxation Report, 3/20/10; Editorial, “Taxes Upon Taxes Upon…,” The Wall Street Journal, 7/11/11)

$50 Billion: Cost Of Fixing A “Glitch” That If Left As Is, Will Leave Millions Without Affordable Health Care Coverage. (Julian Pecquet, “Health Care Law Could Leave Families With High
Insurance Costs,” The Hill’s “Health Watch,” 7/21/11)

$32 Billion: Cost Of 40% Tax On High Cost Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage. ("Estimated
Revenue Effects Of The Manager's Amendment To The Revenue Provisions Contained In The 'Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act," Joint Committee On Taxation Report, 3/20/10; Editorial, “Taxes Upon Taxes Upon…,” The Wall Street Journal, 7/11/11)

$27 Billion: Taxes Imposed On Manufacturers And Importers Of Branded Drugs. ("Estimated
Revenue Effects Of The Manager's Amendment To The Revenue Provisions Contained In The 'Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act," Joint Committee On Taxation Report, 3/20/10)

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$20 Billion: Taxes On Medical Device Manufacturers. ("Estimated Revenue Effects Of The Manager's Amendment
To The Revenue Provisions Contained In The 'Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act," Joint Committee On Taxation Report, 3/20/10; Editorial, “Taxes Upon Taxes Upon…,” The Wall Street Journal, 7/11/11)

$15 Billion: Funds Collected Through A Tax On Annual Out-Of-Pocket Medical Expenses.
("Estimated Revenue Effects Of The Manager's Amendment To The Revenue Provisions Contained In The 'Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act," Joint Committee On Taxation Report, 3/20/10; Editorial, “Taxes Upon Taxes Upon…,” The Wall Street Journal, 7/11/11)

$13 Billion: Tax On Flex Spending Accounts. ("Estimated Revenue Effects Of The Manager's Amendment To The Revenue
Provisions Contained In The 'Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act," Joint Committee On Taxation Report, 3/20/10)

$5 Billion: New Taxes On Americans Who Save For Their Health Costs. ("Estimated Revenue Effects Of
The Manager's Amendment To The Revenue Provisions Contained In The 'Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act," Joint Committee On Taxation Report, 3/20/10)

$4.5 Billion: Taxes On Retiree’s Prescription Drug Plans. ("Estimated Revenue Effects Of The Manager's
Amendment To The Revenue Provisions Contained In The 'Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act," Joint Committee On Taxation Report, 3/20/10)

$2.7 Billion: Tanning Tax. (Janet Adamy, “Federal Tan Tax Burns Some Badly But Keeps Everybody In The Dark,” The Wall Street
Journal, 7/1/10)

$1.4 Billion: Penalties For Early Withdrawals From Health Savings Accounts. ("Estimated Revenue
Effects Of The Manager's Amendment To The Revenue Provisions Contained In The 'Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act," Joint Committee On Taxation Report, 3/20/10)

$320 Million: Cost To Taxpayers Of Co-Op Defaults As Estimated By HHS. (“Not-For-Profits Vying With
WellPoint May Get $3.8 B In Loans,” Bloomberg News, 7/18/11)

$2,000: Penalty Per Employee Levied On Employers For Dropping Health Coverage. (Chris
Mondics, “Employers Looking For Health-Care Answers,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, 4/27/10)

$1,000: Penalty Levied On Americans Who Don’t Obtain Health Insurance. (Stephen
Ohlemacher, “Nearly 4M People Could Pay Without Health Coverage,” The Associated Press, 4/22/10)

78 Million: Americans Forced To Find Other Sources Of Health Coverage. (Grace Marie-Turner, “No,
You Can't Keep Your Health Insurance,” The Wall Street Journal, 6/8/11)

20 Million: Americans That Will Be Affected By ObamaCare Mandates On Health Savings Accounts. (Jeffrey Young, “Doctors Hit By Aspirin Demands As Health Law Restricts Accounts,” Bloomberg, 8/23/11) 16 Million: Americans That Will Be Enrolled Into Medicaid By ObamaCare. (John Goodman,
“Medicaid Rescissions Worse Than Private Insurers,” Kaiser Health News, 8/12/10)

14 Million: Americans That Won’t Keep Their Current, Employer Based Coverage. (Anna Wilde
Mathews, “Workplace Set To Remain Key Source Of Health Coverage,” The Wall Street Journal, 5/17/10)

7 Million: Number Of Medicare Advantage Recipients That Will Have To Find Other Coverage. (Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, “Medicare Official Doubts Health Care Law Savings,” The Associated Press, 1/26/11) 6 Million: Retirees That Will Lose Prescription Drug Coverage. (The Board Of Trustees, Federal Hospital
Insurance And Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds, “2010 Annual Report Of The Boards Of Trustees Of The Federal Hospital Insurance And Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds,” 8/5/10)

800,000: Number Of Workers That Will Be Cut Out Of The Workforce By ObamaCare. (J.
Lester Feder & Kate Nocera, “CBO: Health Law To Shrink Workforce By 800,000,” Politico, 2/10/11)

46,000: Shortage Of Surgeons And Specialists In 2020 Due To ObamaCare. (Editorial, “Extreme
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Demand,” The Columbus Dispatch, 6/29/11)

45,000: Shortage Of Primary Care Physicians In 2020 Due To ObamaCare. (Editorial, “Extreme
Demand,” The Columbus Dispatch, 6/29/11)

43,000: Jobs Shipped Overseas When Medical Device Tax Comes Into Effect. (Sam Baker,
“Device-Makers Say Tax Will Cost 43,000 U.S. Jobs,” The Hill’s “Health Watch,” 9/7/11)

24,000: Jobs Lost Due To Tanning Tax. (Vicki Needham, “GOP Targets Tanning Tax,” The Hill’s “Health Watch,”
6/8/11)

22,000: Total Enrollment In ObamaCare’s High Risk Pools.

(Julian Pecquet, “Report: States Better Than Feds In Getting Sick People Enrolled In High-Risk Pools,” The Hill’s “Health Watch,” 8/26/11)

1,572: ObamaCare Waivers Granted By HHS. (“Annual Limits Policy: Protecting Consumers, Maintaining
Options, And Building A Bridge To 2014,” Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services, Accessed 10/11/11)

374: Union Plans That Have Been Issued ObamaCare Waivers From HHS. (“Annual Limits
Policy: Protecting Consumers, Maintaining Options, And Building A Bridge To 2014,” Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services, Accessed 10/11/11)

270: Number Of Health Care Groups That Support Repealing The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). (Sam Baker, 270 Health Care Groups Back IPAB Repeal,” The Hill’s “Health
Watch,” 6/24/11)

106: Three Year Waivers Granted By HHS. (“Annual Limits Policy: Protecting Consumers, Maintaining
Options, And Building A Bridge To 2014,” Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services, Accessed 10/11/11)

98: Regulatory Entities Created Under ObamaCare. (Matt Barry, “Health Care Overhaul Creates 98 New
Regulatory Bodies,” Bloomberg, 7/26/10)

34: States Where Health Insurers Have Stopped Selling Child-Only Insurance Policies. (Sarah Kliff And J. Lester Feder, “Child-Only Health Plans Endangered,” Politico, 1/27/11) 18: Tax Increases Included In ObamaCare. (Curtis Dubay, "ObamaCare And New Taxes: Destroying Jobs And
The Economy," The Heritage Foundation, 1/20/11)

15: Members Of The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). (David Nather, “Medicare
Cost-Cutting Job Could Be Worst in D.C.,” Politico, 5/14/11)

12: Democrats That Have Co-Sponsored Legislation To Repeal The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). (H.R. 452, Introduced 1/26/11) 6: Pages Of ObamaCare Spawned 429 Pages Of Regulations. (Paul Beddard, “6 Pages Of
Obamacare Equals 429 Pages Of Regulations,” US News & World Report, 4/7/11)

5: States That Have Received A Waiver From ObamaCare’s Medical Loss Ratio.
(“Medical Loss Ratio,” Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services, Accessed 10/11/11)

200%: Increase In Premiums On Mini-Med Plans Due To The Elimination Of Annual Limits. (Bob Semro, “Waivers In Health Care Law Often Misrepresented, Misunderstood,” The Huffington Post, 6/22/11;
“The Truth About Health Care Waivers,” The White House Blog, 12/10/10))

90%: Employers That Are Passing Additional Health Care Costs On To Employees.
(Stephanie Bouchard, “Health Care Professionals Expect Costs To Rise With Health Care Reform,” Health Care Finance News, 8/11/11)

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74%: Companies That Are Altering Retiree Drug Benefits Strategy. (“Report Shows Potential
Impact Of Health Care Reform On Retiree Medical Programs,” J.J. Keller’s HR Advantage, 4/25/11)

60%: Americans That Are Seeing Higher Health Care Premiums. (Jordan Rau, “Poll Finds
Americans Gloomy On Some Promises In Health Law, Kaiser Health News, 7/28/11)

50%: Seniors Dropped From Medicare Advantage. (Editorial, “Farewell, Medicare Advantage,” The Wall
Street Journal, 6/11/10)

43%: Health Care Organizations That Expect Costs To Rise “Significantly.” (Stephanie
Bouchard, “Health Care Professionals Expect Costs To Rise With Health Care Reform,” Health Care Finance News, 8/11/11)

48%: Americans Who Favor The Supreme Court Striking Down ObamaCare. (Ramsey Cox,
“Hill Poll: Plurality Wants Healthcare Reform Nixed By The Supreme Court,” The Hill 10/1/11)

40%: Tax On High-End “Cadillac” Coverage Plans. (Joseph Rago, Op-Ed, “Lies, Damn Lies And The
ObamaCare Sales Pitch,” The Wall Street Journal, 10/18/10)

30%: Employers That Are Likely To Stop Offering Health Insurance To Their Employees. (Janet Adamy, “Study Sees Cuts to Health Plans,” The Wall Street Journal, 6/8/11) 15%: Health Care Providers That Will Be Forced Into The Red By ObamaCare.
(“Advocates, Industry Fear Debt Deal Could Open The Way For Big Cuts To Medicare And Medicaid,” The Associated Press, 8/2/11)

10.6%: Increase In Employee Premiums For 2012. (Bruce Jaspen, “New Survey Projects Higher Employee
Health Premiums,” The New York Times’ “Prescription Blog,” 10/2/11)

9%: Increase In 2011 Premiums. (Julie Appleby, “Cost Of Employer Insurance Plans Surge In 2011,” Kaiser Health
News, 9/27/11)

9%: Decrease In Employers Offering Health Care Coverage In 2011. (Jeffrey Young, “HealthBenefit Costs Rise Most In Six Years,” Bloomberg, 9/27/11)

8.4%: Increase In Health Care Spending In 2014. (Brett Norman, “CMS: Health Law Will Lead To Rise In
Spending,” Politico, 7/28/11)

8%: Increase In Cost Of Single Employee Coverage In 2011. (Julie Appleby, “Cost Of Employer
Insurance Plans Surge In 2011,” Kaiser Health News, 9/27/11)

6%: ObamaCare’s Cuts To Medicare. (“Advocates, Industry Fear Debt Deal Could Open The Way For Big Cuts To
Medicare And Medicaid,” The Associated Press, 8/2/11)

5.8%: Annual Growth In Spending On Health Care Under ObamaCare. (Paige Winfield
Cunningham, “Health Care Law Won’t Rein In Costs, Study Says,” The Washington Times, 7/28/11)

2.3%: Tax On Medical Device Manufacturers. ("Estimated Revenue Effects Of The Manager's Amendment To
The Revenue Provisions Contained In The 'Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act," Joint Committee On Taxation Report, 3/20/10; Editorial, “Taxes Upon Taxes Upon…,” The Wall Street Journal, 7/11/11)

0: Other People Obama Will Have Left To Blame For The Failures Of ObamaCare.
(The American People, 11/6/12)

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