Dean: Next Crisis to Hit Obamacare Is the Tax Subsidies

'It is going to make the federal budget more expensive'

Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean (D.) acknowledged the next crisis to hit Obamacare will be the tax subsidies Friday on Morning Joe.

The former presidential candidate refuted the notion that young people are essential for the new insurance marketplaces to be successful, but said the "bottom line is the next crisis here […] is the tax subsidies. It is going to make the federal budget more expensive":

DAVID GREGORY: But, governor, look, the White House officials who work most closely with this say what's key to making it successful is to get the risk pools right.

HOWARD DEAN: David, I know they say that. I thought they were wrong from the beginning. This is the same consultants that put together Romney care. They believed that, I don't believe it. And I don't believe it because I have 20 years experience in making this work. We can go into that another time. The bottom line though is the next crisis here, assuming we get through all this is the tax subsidies. It is going to make the federal budget more expensive.