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Q: Republicans say that the a CBO report said that the Affordable Care Act has doubled in its costs. What is going on?

A: This claim is false and focuses on a report that covered only the spending of the ACA, not the cost savings. Overall, the CBO still projects that the law reduces the deficit by billions of dollars over 10 years. Also, the spending looks higher because the new report is covering years when the ACA is fully in effect; prior reports included years before 2014 when the ACA wasn't fully in effect. But when you include savings along with spending, there are only minor changes to the cost projections. For more information click here.