Paul Ryan probably has numbers to show you. And, like his budget, they probably get somewhere close to adding up, but only due to a giant magic asterisk. HSAs will unleash amazing economic growth or something.
One of the craziest parts of Ryan’s recent push to privatize Medicare: he claims Medicare costs are out of control due to Obamacare. Maybe Medicare costs are getting out of control and maybe they aren’t, but they’re clearly not growing due to the ACA.
Ryan’s trying to channel anti-Obamacare sentiment into support for an unrelated pet issue. It might work.