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ObamaCareCosts By The Numbers

- September 16, 2013


Coordinates For A Train Wreck

$2.6 Trillion:

True Cost Of ObamaCare Once Fully Implemented. (Office Of The Speaker, 1/6/11)

$1.8 Trillion:

Cost Of ObamaCare’s Coverage Provisions From 2014 To 2023. (CBO, 7/30/13)

$1.1 Trillion:

Spending On ObamaCare’s Insurance Subsidies From 2014 To 2023. (CBO, 7/30/13)

$819.3 Billion:

Total Taxes In ObamaCare. (CBO, 3/12; JCT, 6/15/12; CBO, 5/14/13; CBO, 7/30/13)

$716 Billion:

Medicare Cuts Made By ObamaCare. (CBO, 7/24/12)

$317.7 Billion:

Amount Of Income Taxes Collected Over 10 Years By ObamaCare. (JCT, 6/15/12)

$130 Billion:

Penalties That Employers Will Pay Under ObamaCare. (CBO, 7/30/13)

$101.7 Billion:

ObamaCare’s Tax On Insurance Providers. (JCT, 6/15/12)

$80 Billion:

Cost Of ObamaCare’s “Cadillac Tax” On High Cost Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage. (CBO, 7/30/13)

$80 Billion:

ObamaCare’s CLASS Program “Zombie” Savings In The Federal Budget. (AP, 10/8/11)

$45 Billion:

Total Cost Of ObamaCare’s Mandated Penalties On Americans That Choose Not To Carry Insurance. (CBO, 5/14/13)

$35.4 Billion:

Savings Over The Next Decade If ObamaCare’s Individual Mandate Was Repealed. (CBO, 9/6/13)

$34.2 Billion:

Taxes Imposed On Manufacturers And Importers Of Branded Drugs. (JCT, 6/15/12)

$29.1 Billion:

Taxes On Medical Device Manufacturers. (JCT, 6/15/12)

$24 Billion:

Tax On Flexible Spending Accounts. (JCT, 6/15/12)

$18.7 Billion:

Funds Collected Through A Tax On Annual Out-Of-Pocket Medical Expenses. (JCT, 6/15/12)

          $4.5 Billion:

Penalties For Early Withdrawals From Health Savings Accounts. (JCT, 6/15/12)

$4 Billion:

New Taxes On Americans Who Save For Their Health Costs. (JCT, 6/15/12)

$3.1 Billion:

Taxes On Retiree’s Prescription Drug Plans. (JCT, 6/15/12)

$1.5 Billion:

Cost Of ObamaCare’s Tanning Tax. (JCT, 6/15/12)

$50 Million:

ObamaCare Medical Device Tax Cost To Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (Indianapolis Business Journal, 5/13/13)

$14 Million:

ObamaCare Medical Device Tax Cost To The Cook Group. (Indianapolis Business Journal, 5/13/13)

12 Million:

Americans That Will Pay The Individual Mandate Tax In 2016. (CBO, 9/12)

7.9 Million:

Americans Unable To Find Full-Time Work Partly Due To ObamaCare. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 9/16/13)

7 Million:

Amount Of Americans Who Will Lose Their Employer-Based Health Insurance Due To ObamaCare. (CBO, 5/14/13)

6 Million:

Retirees That Will Lose Prescription Drug Coverage. (CMS, 2013)

800,000:

Workers That Will Be Cut Out Of The Workforce By ObamaCare. (Politico, 2/10/11) 

$400,000:

Increase In Costs For Colorado Restaurant Owner Due To ObamaCare. (The Wall Street Journal, 7/14/13)

200,000:

Hoosiers That Are Impacted By Higher Insurance Rates Under ObamaCare. (Indianapolis Star, 7/19/13)

110,000:

IBM Retirees That Are Losing Their Company-Sponsored Health Plan. (The Wall Street Journal, 9/7/13)

106,000:

New Jerseyans To Lose Their Health Care Plan Under ObamaCare. (Star-Ledger, 8/18/13)

62,900:

Shortage Of Doctors By 2015 Due To ObamaCare. (The New York Times, 7/28/12)

57,000:

Californians That Will Lose Their Individual Health Care Plan. (The Wall Street Journal, 6/14/13; Los Angeles Times, 7/2/13)

43,000:

American Jobs Threatened By ObamaCare’s Medical Device Tax. (AP, 12/28/12)

28,000:

South Carolinians That Will Lose Their Health Care Plan Due To ObamaCare. (Charleston Post And Courier, 7/15/13)

20,000:

Pages Of ObamaCare Regulations. (The Washington Post, 5/15/13)

15,000:

UPS Employee Spouses That Will Lose Their Health Care Plans Due To ObamaCare. (Kaiser, 8/21/13)

6,000:

American Jobs Already Cut Due To ObamaCare’s Medical Device Tax. (AP, 12/28/12)

3,300:

Substitutes At North Carolina’s Wake County Public School System To Have Their Hours Restricted Due To ObamaCare. (The News & Observer, 6/11/13)

$3,671:

Increase In Family Health Care Premiums Under Obama. (Kaiser, 8/20/13)

$2,000:

Penalty Levied On Employers That Don’t Offer Health Care Coverage. (Kaiser, Accessed 9/13/13)

1,500:

Cook Group Jobs Lost Due To ObamaCare’s Medical Device Tax. (Indianapolis Business Journal, 5/13/13)

$1,180:

Increase In Single Coverage Health Care Premiums Under Obama. (Kaiser, 8/20/13)

1,000:

Stryker Corp. Employees Laid Off Due To ObamaCare. (WWMT, 9/9/13)

$695:

ObamaCare Penalty On Americans That Choose Not To Carry Insurance. (CBO, 9/12)

610:

Employees Of Indiana’s Fort Wayne Community Schools To Have Their Hours Cut Under ObamaCare. (Reuters, 8/14/13)

606:

Pages That It Took The Administration To Scale-Back ObamaCare’s Income Verification Regulations.  (Reuters, 7/8/13)

300:

Companies That Are Shifting Their Retirees From The Company’s Health Plan. (The Wall Street Journal, 9/7/13)

281:

Part-Time Employees Of Nebraska’s Papillion-La Vista School District To Have Their Hours Cut Due To ObamaCare.  (Omaha World-Herald, 5/23/13)

250:

Faculty Members At St. Petersburg College Having Their Hours Cut Due To ObamaCare. (NBC News, 8/13/13)

$193:

More A 40-Year-Old Virginian Could Pay For The Cheapest Health Care Plan Under ObamaCare. (The Wall Street Journal, 7/1/13)

150:

Employees At Indiana’s Lafayette School Corporation That Have Had Their Hours Reduced Due To ObamaCare. (Courier Journal, 6/8/13)

140%:

More A Healthy 27 Year Old Coloradan Will Pay For Health Coverage Under ObamaCare. (The Hill, 8/19/13)

125%:

Cost Increase For A 21-Year-Old Living In Madison, WI. (WXOW-WI, 9/3/13)

110:

Faculty Members At Florida’s Hillsborough Community College Having Their Hours Cut Due To ObamaCare. (Tampa Tribune, 7/15/13)

98:

Regulatory Entities Created Under ObamaCare. (Bloomberg, 7/26/10)

79:

Senators That Voted To Repeal ObamaCare’s Medical Device Tax. (Politico, 3/22/13)

72%:

Increase In Individual Health Plans In Indiana Under ObamaCare. (Indianapolis Star, 7/19/13)

70%:

Increase In Premiums That South Carolinians Could Pay Under ObamaCare. (Greenville News, 8/3/13)

65:

Wellmark Blue Cross / Blue Shield Employees In Sioux City That Lost Their Jobs Due To ObamaCare. (Sioux City Journal, 7/10/13)

61%:

Of Small Business Do Not Have Plans To Hire In The Next Year Due To ObamaCare. (United States Chamber Of Commerce Q2 Small Business Outlook Study, 1,304 A, MoE 2.5 %, 6/21-7/8/2013)

58%:

Americans That Think ObamaCare Will Increase The Cost Of Their Health Care. (The Morning Consult, 1,989 LV, MoE 2%, 8/29-31/13)

57%:

Americans That Oppose Most Or All Of ObamaCare. (CNN/ORC, 1,022 A, MoE 3%, 9/6-8/13)

56%:

Expected Premium Increase For A Healthy Male Ages 21-29 On The Individual Market Under ObamaCare. (CNN Money, 5/14/13)

55%

Americans That Disapprove Of How President Obama Is Handling Health Care Policy. (CNN/ORC, 1,022 A, MoE 3%, 9/6-8/13)

54:

Number Of The Resolution Adopted By Obama’s Ally, The AFL-CIO, That Harshly Criticized ObamaCare. (AFL-CIO, Accessed 9/13/13)

49%:

Small Business Owners Cite ObamaCare A Challenge That They Face Today. (United States Chamber Of Commerce Q2 Small Business Outlook Study, 1,304 A, MoE 2.5 %, 6/21-7/8/2013)

48%:

Small Businesses That Say ObamaCare Is Bad For Their Business. (Gallup, 5/10/13)

47:

New ObamaCare Provisions That The IRS Will Be Tasked With Implementing. (GAO, 6/2012)

45%:

Increase In Individual Health Coverage For A Middle-Aged Family Of Five In Georgia. (Rome News-Tribune, 6/11/13)

42%:

Americans That Hold An Unfavorable View Of ObamaCare According To Kaiser. (Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: August 2013, 1,503 A, MoE 3%, 8/13-19/13)

41%:

Small Businesses That Have Held Off On Hiring Due To ObamaCare. (Gallup, 5/10/13)

41%: 

Ohioans Could Pay 41 Percent More Under ObamaCare. (Politico, 8/1/13)

40%:

Tax On High-End “Cadillac” Coverage Plans. (JCT, 6/15/12)

40%:

Americans That Say The Country Will Be Worse Off Under ObamaCare. (Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: August 2013, 1,503 A, MoE 3%, 8/13-19/13)

40:

Part-Time Employees In Lynchburg, VA To Have Their Hours Cut Due To ObamaCare. (The Washington Post, 8/22/13)

40%:

Expected Rise In Individual Health Insurance Rates In Florida Due To ObamaCare. (Palm Beach Post, 7/30/13)

38%:

Small Businesses That Don’t Plan On Expanding Due To ObamaCare. (Gallup, 5/10/13

37:

Brevard County Library Employees That Have Had Their Hours Cut Due To ObamaCare. (Florida Today, 7/23/13)

35:

House Democrats That Voted To Delay ObamaCare’s Employer Mandate. (Roll Call, 7/17/13)

35:

House Democrats That Have Cosponsored Legislation To Repeal ObamaCare’s Medical Device Tax. (H.R. 523, Introduced 2/6/13)

34%:

Americans That Say Their Family Will Be Worse Off Under ObamaCare. (Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: August 2013, 1,503 A, MoE 3%, 8/13-19/13)

32%:

Average Increase In Health Care Costs Per Person According To The Society Of Actuaries. (AP, 3/26/13)

29%:

Increase In The Cost Of Family Health Care Premiums Under Obama. (Kaiser, 8/20/13)

28%:

Decrease In Support Of ObamaCare From Moderate And Conservative Democrats Since ObamaCare Was Enacted. (The Washington Post, 7/23/13)

27%:

Small Businesses That Say They Will Cut Hours Or Reduce Full-Time Employees Due To ObamaCare. (United States Chamber Of Commerce Q2 Small Business Outlook Study, 1,304 A, MoE 2.5 %, 6/21-7/8/2013)

25%:

Increase In The Cost Of Single Coverage Health Care Premiums Under Obama. (Kaiser, 8/20/13)

24%:

Small Businesses That Will Curb Hiring Due To ObamaCare. (United States Chamber Of Commerce Q2 Small Business Outlook Study, 1,304 A, MoE 2.5 %, 6/21-7/8/2013)

23%:

Small Businesses That Plan To Replace Full-Time Employee With Part-Time Employees. (United States Chamber Of Commerce Q2 Small Business Outlook Study, 1,304 A, MoE 2.5 %, 6/21-7/8/2013)

22:

House Democrats That Voted To Delay ObamaCare’s Individual Mandate. (Roll Call, 7/17/13)

18:

Tax Increases Included In ObamaCare. (JCT, 6/15/12)

18%:

Increase In Premiums For Ohio Small Business Under ObamaCare. (Politico, 8/1/13)

15:

Members Of The Medicare Cutting Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). (Kaiser, 5/10)

15:

Part-Time Employees In Chippewa County, WI, To Be Laid-Off Due To ObamaCare. (The Washington Post, 8/22/13)

12%:

Americans That Support ObamaCare’s Individual Mandate Tax. (The Hill, 7/9/13)

11:

ObamaCare Provisions That Have Resulted In A Glitch, Been Delayed Or Repealed. (The Washington Post, 4/14/11; AP, 6/22/11; AP, 6/30/11; The Hill, 7/21/11;  AP, 8/4/11; The Wall Street Journal, 10/25/11; AP, 1/30/13; Bloomberg, 7/2/13; The Washington Post, 7/5/13)

11:

Food Service Employees At Pennsylvania’s East Penn School District To Have Their Hours Reduced Due To ObamaCare. (The Morning Call, 6/27/13)

6%:

ObamaCare’s Cuts To Medicare. (AP, 8/2/11)

5%

Increase In Single Coverage Health Insurance Premiums From 2012. (Kaiser, 8/20/13)

2.3%:

Tax On Medical Device Manufacturers. (JCT, 6/15/12)

2:

ObamaCare Architects That Are Retiring From The U.S. Senate So They Won’t Have To Face Voters In 2014. (The Washington Post, 4/23/13; Reuters, 1/11/13)

1:

Train Wreck. (U.S. Senate Hearing, 4/17/13)

 

 


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