Earlier this week, I discussed the pending release of a new report by Families USA, a pro-Obamacare activist group, comparing Obamacare to Romney’s plan for national health reform. Today, Families USA released the study. It is marred by a number of serious factual and analytical errors, errors that fatally damage the report’s credibility.
Families USA makes inaccurate assumptions about Romney’s plan
As I anticipated in my earlier post, the Families USA report inaccurately assumes that Romney’s national reforms would take the form of a standard deduction, instead of a universal tax credit. Obamacare expands coverage “through tax credits and [Romney’s plan] through tax deductions,” Families USA claims (emphasis in the original). This is not true: Romney’s plan is agnostic on whether or not to use credits or deductions.