The Republican talking point attempts to show that the estimate from the Congressional Budget Office is inaccurate. However, this talking point ignores a number of factors (including Republican efforts to obstruct enrollment in the exchanges) that led to the estimate being off.
Seeking to bat down the news in a Congressional Budget Office report about the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act, President Donald Trump’s administration attempted to undermine the CBO’s credibility in a tweet.
The official White House account tweeted an image that said, “When Obamacare was signed into law, CBO estimated that 23 million people would be covered in Obamacare’s exchanges in 2017. They were off by more than 100 percent. Only 10.3 million people are covered by Obamacare.”