New data compiled by Bloomberg Government reveal that Obamacare has already cost taxpayers $73 billion, including $2.1 billion on its busted Obamacare website–a figure more than double what the Obama administration originally claimed.
As Bloomberg notes, its “analysis shows that costs for both healthcare.gov and the broader reform effort are far greater than anything publicly discussed” and are “substantially greater than what the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) initially estimated health reform would cost by this point.”
The $73 billion figure, however, is a drop in the bucket compared to Obamacare’s 10-year spending total. According to the Senate GOP Budget Committee, Obamacare will costs U.S. taxpayers $2.6 trillion over the decade.
Nationally, Obamacare remains unpopular. The RealClearPolitics average of polls finds that just 41% of Americans support Obama’s signature legislative achievement.