Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Did Jonathan Gruber mean Congress is Stupid

Congress just completed it's hearing on the economic planning prior to  the passage of the Affordable Care Act.  The keynone witness was Jonathan Gruber, PhD, whose credentials include MIT.

This is a continuation of our last post here.

Gruber, who most know was the  financial economic planner for Obamacare.  Any clinician and hospital administrator knew that Obamacare is the 'Kool Aid' for liberals wishing  for change and hope. Since Obamacare became law insurance deductibles tripled.

Darrell Issa, chairman of the committee quizzed Gruber and pointedly, asking him if he  was "stupid'. Gruber, who is obviously smart enough  to be at MIT. Gruber responsed, no he was not, but smart people make stupid comments or decisions.  Jonathan Gruber, PhD is a  theoretical economist, observing and making decisions from orbit, with no clnical expereince based upon reality.

Wikipedia's article on Gruber includes the following,

"An American professor of economics at theMassachusetts Institute of Technology, where he has taught since 1992. He is also the director of the Health Care Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research, where he is a research associate. An associate editor of both the Journal of Public Economics and the Journal of Health Economics, Gruber has been heavily involved in crafting public health policy. He is an academic professor of economics at MIT

He was a key architect of both the 2006 Massachusetts health care reform, sometimes referred to as "Romneycare", and the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, sometimes referred to as the "ACA" and "Obamacare".[1]He became the focus of a media and political firestorm in late 2014 when videos surfaced in which he made controversial statements about the legislative process, marketing strategies, and public perception surrounding the passage of the ACA.

Most of the Affordable Care Act is based upon Gruber and President Obama's face-to-face meetings. It failed the self-proclaimed promise of openness and transparency promise of President Obama"

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