Gruber Admission Not So Surprising

Bad enough that long before this, NHTPC reported that Obama health czar Peter Orszag gave a speech where he admitted the existence of CERs and IPABs, and that those boards were basically “death panels” and that the congress was informed of this before they voted.

Recently, the main architect of Obamacare, also being touted as the “Affordable Care Act”, admitted that they relied on lack of transparency and the stupidity of the American public to pass a bill that really was a tax on the healthy.

Jonathan Gruber, technical consultant to the creation and process of ObamaCare, was heard during a panel discussion:

This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies. Okay, so it’s written to do that. In terms of risk rated subsidies, if . . . 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.

Again he explains how John Kerry helped him dupe the public who was ‘too stupid’ to understand this was merely a tax on cadillac plans…