It’s amazing how nobody involved with the ObamaCare debacle remembers meeting the guy they hired to serve as its primary architect.
WASHINGTON — Former Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius, disputing the description of MIT professor Jonathan Gruber as an architect of the Affordable Care Act, says she had never met with him and minimized the significance of his controversial comments describing passage of the law.
Gruber, a prominent health economist and federal consultant, is scheduled to testify before a House committee next week about his remarks that the 2010 law deliberately was drafted "in a tortured way" to obscure the reality that it created a system in which "healthy people pay in and sick people get money."
In a 2013 video that recently emerged, he said the law passed in part because of "the stupidity of the American voter." Republican critics of the health care law have seized on the comments as exposing deception by the administration from the law’s beginnings.