Sen­a­tor Everett Dirk­sen said in the Six­ties “a bil­lion here, a bil­lion there, pret­ty soon you’re talk­ing about real mon­ey” Such has been the con­found­ing and con­flict­ing analy­ses sur­round­ing the Afford­able Care Act. The last review by the Con­gres­sion­al Bud­get Office pre­dict­ed that the ACA would reduce the fed­er­al deficit by $100 bil­lion. Now the Sen­ate Bud­get Com­mit­tee has pro­ject­ed that the ACA will increase the fed­er­al deficit by $130 bil­lion. Of course, that was accord­ing to the Repub­li­can mem­bers of that committee…