Senator Questions CBO’s Political Neutrality Over Obamacare Numbers

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The Congressional Budget Office’s overestimation of future enrollment in Obamacare raises questions about the agency’s commitment to nonpartisanship, one of the Senate’s prominent budget experts says.

The CBO describes itself as being “strictly nonpartisan,” Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., told the budget office’s director, but the Obamacare estimates appeared to favor the Obama administration’s policy stand while being off by millions of Americans.

“In 2013, CBO predicted that Obamacare enrollment in the individual market … for the years 2015, 2016, and 2017 would be 13 million, 24 million, and 26 million people, respectively,” Perdue told CBO Director Keith Hall. “The actual enrollment was 11 million, 12 million, and 10 million.”

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