Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber said Obamacare was passed due to “lack of transparency” and “the stupidity of the American voter”

In October 2013, Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber said:

“This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO [Congressional Budget Office] scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies. Okay, so it’s written to do that. In terms of risk rated subsidies, if you had a law which said that healthy people are going to pay in – you made explicit healthy people pay in and sick people get money, it would not have passed… Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really really critical for the thing to pass….Look, I wish Mark was right that we could make it all transparent, but I’d rather have this law than not.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G790p0LcgbI

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November 17, 2014. Tags: , , , . Health care, Politics.

One Comment

  1. EDell replied:

    “Either way, Gruber has said he believes the U.S. is better off with Obamacare than without it. And if less transparency helps implement better policy, he’s O.K. with that.”

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/14/politics/obamacare-voters-stupid-explainer/

    Sometimes you just have to bypass the stupid to get what’s good for you and even good for the stupid without their realizing it.

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