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Reminder :Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber Twice Admits Fooling Stupid Americans


Reader comments , “The individual mandate ensured that the pool would not only be sick people.

The mandate also protects taxpayers. People without health insurance will get sick and wind up in hospitals. The uninsured will be a burden to hospitals that do charity work (not Valley). They are healthy right now. Eventually some will find out that they have an illness or they may have an accident. Then they will need charity care and can run the risk of going bankrupt. I do not want to underwrite their medical bills- the way we used to. I don’t care if they go bankrupt.”

Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber Twice Admits Fooling Stupid Americans

Ridgewood NJ, In the clip , Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Jonathan Gruber appears on a panel and discusses how the reform earned enough votes to pass.

He suggested that many lawmakers and voters didn’t know what was in the law or how its financing worked, and that this helped it win approval.

“Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” Gruber said. “And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to pass.”