One Year’s Cost of Obamacare Dwarfs Price of Border Wall

Mexico border wall photo

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( Cost estimates for President-elect Donald Trump’s proposed border wall vary wildly, with the current Congressional estimate ranging from $12 billion to $38 billion.

Even the high end of that range is much less than our government spends annually on much less useful endeavors which are less clearly in line with Washington’s sworn duty to the American people.

Take ObamaCare, for example. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the federal government will spend $1.34 trillion on that massive boondoggle over the next decade, if it’s not repealed. 2016’s ObamaCare spending was estimated at $110 billion.

That’s an awful lot of money to spend on a program that very few people are happy with, a program that made life much worse for the millions of Americans who got saddled with lower-quality insurance at higher prices. Not only are those people paying higher premiums and deductibles, but their tax money is being used to patch up the thousand leaky holes in the hull of the S.S. ObamaCare.

As with most other Big Government disasters, it costs a lot more than the American people were led to believe. The cost is hidden from them with accounting tricks, and “socialized” by making some people pay much more, so that others can get a comparatively “good deal” and become political shock troops for shielding the program from reform.

ObamaCare’s craptastic website alone cost over $2 billion. Add the $1.2 billion wasted on the worst of the state exchange projects, and you’re well on the way to covering the cost of the border wall. Democrats think the billions wasted on these ObamaCare websites is scarcely even worth mentioning, but they shriek in deficit-hawk agony at the cost of border security.

ObamaCare is hardly the only example of money wasted on a scale that dwarfs the enhanced border security our government has been vowing to provide for decades….

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    The original cost of setting up Obamacare cost from what I have read was 600 billion. One year of paying for illegal immigration will cover the cost of the wall.

    • Devasahayam the Deplored

      “One year of paying for illegal immigration will cover the cost of the wall” — correct, in fact, in first four months.

  • Chuck

    Figures don’t lie. However, look at another angle. We provide Mexico (and over a hundred other nations) with millions in “foreign aid” in one form or another yearly. Just cancel the millions in “aid” to Mexico ( and all others) and apply the funds to the wall. Not only a win win situation, but provides a reality check to the snarky Mexican government which does nothing to stop illegal immigration–in fact, encourages it. Thus, the Mexicans will be paying for the wall indirectly and be weened off the U.S. government free stuff list. I guess that simple solution is even too simple for our politically correct politicians to understand. Maybe Trumpites will. .

    • Nohwhat

      Not Millions…..BILLIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Chris Christof

        And the wall will be something permanent, just like the Chinese one, unlike Obama care that gave free money to Big Pharma and corrupted all doctors to oblivion- just abusing the insurance companies

    • Mathew Molk

      Directly, Indirectly, as long as it gets built and manned and we stop the illegals from getting through I don’t care who pays for it….As soon as the wall id done, let the round-up begum!

      Round um up,
      Move um out

  • needful

    what we’ll save on paying for all the illegals should pay for the wall!!

  • JWB

    As disheartening as this mammoth waste of money on the failed “Affordable Care Act” is ,the absurdity of it all is that we, as a country, can not pay for this “boondoggle”! The entirety of the cost is offset with, although at a manipulated low interest rate, BORROWED money. End all government programs until the debt we have, though no fault of our own, incurred is eliminated.

  • Bolt Upright

    $110,000,000,000 for 2016?…yeah but the Choom gang leader says 20,000,000 people now have insurance….welfare well spent? what a sandra flucking joke Liberals are.

    • Phyllis Schultz

      Just another administration lie. 21% of low income Americans are still uninsured. Even with all the threats of fines etc. the uninsured rate has dropped less than 5 percentage points since 2008. Medicaid has jumped by 15,000,000 enrollees in the last 3 years. They also didn’t include the 11% or 7.6 million, who lost their insurance through their employers. Medicaid and Children’s Health accounts, account for about 84% of total coverage in the program since 2014. 2.3 million of the people insured were between 19 an 24, so they stayed on parents insurance. The IRS collected 3 Billion dollars in 2015 for Obamacare penalties. We know the 84% of the people who enrolled in the Medicaid expansion program, are being paid for by the rest of us. People who are obtaining their own insurance have seen their premiums increase twice in the last 3 months. Some of those who do have it can’t use it because they can’t afford the deductibles. Some people have gone to the hospital, for scheduled surgery, only to be told the surgery was counselled by the insurance company. There are very few good things anyone can say about Obamacare. It has been a disaster since day one, except in the minds of politicians who don’t have to use it.

      • Bolt Upright

        ..yeah…and what you said too….!

    • Mathew Molk

      They had insurance under Medicaid all along. – Nothing has changed for them,,,,Now for the worker that pays taxes,,,Things changed for them,,,for the worse.

      Higher Premiums
      Higher Deductibles
      Less Coverage.

      What a deal!

  • Rick D.

    I wonder how many Obama A**-kissers are aware of these facts? If so, there’s no way that they could be in favor of Obamacare could they? Oh, I forgot. Most of them aren’t paying taxes anyway, so it’s not really coming out of their pocket, is it? Their motto is: “as long as I get my free S***it’s OK.”

  • Nohwhat

    Reducing the illegal’s entering alone will create a Profit even after building the wall. PLUS the savings from the reduction in south American Drug Trafficking will bring another Profit.
    That’s something Obama and the Liberals haven’t wanted to talk about……..

  • Nohwhat

    .1/2 of the people on the Obama care would have been on Medicaid anyway.

  • raffaelecafagna

    Benefits to Illegals $ 135 Billion a year ; price of the Wall about $ 20 Billion .
    Simple equation : Stop Benefits to Illegals ; Build the Wall ; Save the Rest .
    Enforce E-Verify and Illegals will Self Deport .

    • Richard cianfrone

      Great, then everyone should have free health care ! The satanic new world order scumbags masturbate over mankind’s destruction ! Trump better drain the sewers.

      • raffaelecafagna

        Trump has a lot of Draining to do and WE have to help him .

  • Richard Bagenstose

    take away all government pay and benifits till the debt is gone , they created it , not us, now for the wall , we could have built 10 walls just with what it cost for obomas golfing trips

  • Richard Bagenstose

    build the wall using the dead beats sitting in prison , they can get an education in construction for when they get out, ojt

  • The Capatin

    By all that’s holy, I believe it!

  • Bill Meeker

    Discussing the cost savings in repealing Obamacare becomes moot when the Republicans bought the line Democrats were selling, that it had to be replaced with something.

  • CCblogging

    President Trump, build the wall like you promised!

  • Richard cianfrone

    Just as long as you don’t cut millions of poor people from medical coverage ! F$%&these rich rhinos and demon crates ! The $$$$$$$% wasted on Bush’s and rotting Clinton and Obama’s wars and the dumbass foreign aid could give everyone free coverage ! I’ve been of the first Trump supporters, f$%% wall is a “waste” of money. Deport the gangs, e.verify, jail employers, instead of thousands of our troops at the russian border how about at our southern f#$$% border ! Make sense ? and if that fails then build the wretched wall.

  • ken

    There are a Few of Obama’s Policies that can be Cut, along with a Few of his Incompetent Departments…Eliminate All the Dead Beats that he has Employed in his Administration and the Wall will be More than Paid For…There are Quite a Few Democrats that Deserve to be Eliminated Also, for their Corruption and Especially the Obstruction that is So Prevalent in that party…

    • raffaelecafagna

      Yes indeed , starting with Song Bird McCain and Boy Friend Graham

      • Kenneth Birgholtz

        I have to Agree with you on That Point, and it can’t Happen Fast Enough…

  • Jerry Kimbro

    Obummer is real proud of his UCA (UNaffordable Healthcareless Act.)

    • raffaelecafagna

      good for US but not for him ; he and congress should have set the Example and Sign up for UCA .

  • Shoreline1

    Yes, Obamacare cost a bundle of money that we will be paying off the loans for years. Healthcare reform is still needed. I feel that Obama himself had the best of intentions, it’s the way he is. Congress generates the laws though, and this may be the most expensive failure of our government ever. They should have done it right the first time. American citizens are paying the price for bullshit party politics, and I’m sure some special interest is making big money from it. We need to abandon the democrats and the republicans, they have both let us down in favor of their own interests.