June 9, 2015

I Did Not Have Consulting Relations

... with that man, Dr. Gruber...

Surprise! That guy who was thrown under the bus for overenthusiastic veracity unbecoming an Obama Administration member was -- in fact -- a key architect:

In one telling exchange after Gruber's Obamacare work was first reported in 2010, one HHS analyst told another that having Democrats in charge "across the board" would "stop some scrutiny" into the arrangement. Gruber's work attracted scrutiny because the Obama administration failed to disclose the academic's support for the health-care law without disclosing that he was paid $392,000 to help craft it.

The biggest takeaway from the emails is that they undermine one claim made by the Obama administration that Gruber was merely a bit player in the development of Obamacare.

Hat-tip: Insty

ACA Horror Story of the Day Posted by John Kranz at June 9, 2015 5:56 PM

I wonder how many academics have been paid to help craft Global Climate Change? Oh yeah, all of them!

Posted by: johngalt at June 9, 2015 6:45 PM

But that's good money -- not like that stinky, oil company or Koch brothers stuff.

Posted by: jk at June 9, 2015 7:07 PM

Of course he was a bit player, $392k isn't even a rounding error in the HHS budget. If he was important they would have been paying him real money.

Posted by: AndyN at June 9, 2015 7:17 PM | What do you think? [3]