A day after the White House blasted the Congressional Budget Office over its review of a Republican health care bill in Congress, the CBO released a report on President Donald Trump's overall budget, which says Mr. Trump's plan doesn't come anywhere near being balanced after ten years, with the CBO and Trump Administration estimates apart by over $3.6 trillion.
The CEA also blasted the CBO by accusing it of inflating the number of people who would be covered by Obamacare, saying its score should not be trusted.
In short, the CBO wasn't flat-out wrong in its Obamacare prediction; there are simply factors at play that the agency can't predict.
As Vox's Sarah Kliff wrote recently, that's been a talking point for Trump spokespeople for months: that even with Obamacare, there remain 28 million uninsured Americans.
The budget when released received heavy criticism from Democrats and some skepticism from Republicans over heavy reductions in domestic spending. Of this population Sarah writes, "Among them are unauthorized immigrants, low-income people in states that didn't expand Medicaid, people who decided insurance was too expensive, and some who just chose to take the risk and live without it".
CBO assessed that the debt burden would rise to 80 percent. "CBO projected that in 2016 that nonelderly rate would fall to 11 percent, and the latest figure put the actual rate at 10.3 percent".
"The preliminary analysis from the Office of Management and Budget forecast that 26 million people would lose coverage over the next decade, versus the 24 million [the] CBO estimates", Politico reported in March, citing a document obtained by the publication.
The President's budget estimates that the deficit will grow by $3.1 trillion over ten years - the CBO pegged that total at over $6.8 trillion.