1. would "increase other direct spending in the next decade by an estimated $711 billion."
2. would "reduce revenues by an estimated $569 billion over the 2013–2022 period."
I'm no math genius, but that looks like repealing the ACA would INCREASE deficits.
Overall, here's what the CBO finds about Boehner's 2012 plan to REPEAL the ACA:
On balance, the direct spending and revenue effects of enacting that legislation would cause a net increase in federal budget deficits of $109 billion over the 2013–2022 period.This is what the current shutdown is all about. Republicans want to repeal ObamaCare because it....errr....helps poor people....wait, err.....is vaguely French....or, errr it costs too much. In fact, not only is the ACA based on conservative principles (RomneyCare, anyone?), but it REDUCES the deficit and helps provide health insurance to millions of the sick and poor. How do any clear-thinking individuals oppose this without providing a superior solution? I would really love to learn what I'm missing here.