House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-Texas) claimed Tuesday that ObamaCare will cost $5 million per enrolled person. Sessions cited an overall estimate from House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.) that ObamaCare will cost $108 billion.
Sessions then calculate the per person cost of ObamaCare by dividing $108 billion by 12 million, and arrived at $5 million.
“If you just do simple multiplication, 12 million into $108 billion, we’re talking literally every single recipient would be costing this government more than $5 million per person for their insurance. It’s staggering,” Sessions said.
However, $108 billion divided by 12 million is only $9,000.
Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.), the top Democrat on the House Rules Committee immediately dismissed the $5 million claim.
“Nobody ever paid $5 million for anybody’s health care in a single year. It’s the most atrocious thing I think I’ve heard on this floor,” Slaughter said.
“Mr. and Ms. America, these are the people you’ve entrusted your Congress to. They’re the people who are writing your budget,” Slaughter said.
Meanwhile back in Delaware Tom Carper and John Carney maintain that Republicans are trustworthy partners in governance.