Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus is offering a dire prediction for the president and his legacy. Priebus, in an interview last night with Fox News’ Great Van Susteren, said that ramifications of Obamacare will cause the “Obama brand” to “go down in flames.”
Reacting to the Congressional Budget Office’s estimate that 7 million people will be dropped from employer-based health-insurance plans as a result of Obamacare, Priebus predicted things will only get worse. “Next year, another story’s going to come out and instead of it’s 7 million people dropped off of the health care rolls, you’re going to find it’s going to be 14 million people, the year after, it’s going to be even more.”
The CBO yesterday, in its economic forecast for 2013, nearly doubled its initial estimate of the number of people who will be forced off of job-based insurance plans due to Obamacare, raising the number to 7 million from 4 million.