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December 30, 2014

Jon "Loose Lips" Gruber, 2009: The Affordable Care Act Will Not Be Affordable Nor Will We Care Enough to Act. Discuss.

Dude has Tourette's or something.

Patrick Howeley at the Daily Caller:

President Obamaís health care adviser Jonathan Gruber said that the Affordable Care Act would definitely not be affordable while he was writing the bill with the White House...

Gruber said that Obamacare had no cost controls in it and would not be affordable in an October 2009 policy brief, presented here exclusively by TheDC....

"The problem is it starts to go hand in hand with the mandate; you can't mandate insurance that's not affordable. This is going to be a major issue," Gruber admitted in an October 2, 2009 lecture, the transcript of which comprised the policy brief.

"So what's different this time? Why are we closer than we've ever been before? Because there are no cost controls in these proposals. Because this bill's about coverage. Which is good! Why should we hold 48 million uninsured people hostage to the fact that we donít yet know how to control costs in a politically acceptable way? Let's get the people covered and then letís do cost control."

I can't wait to not read Politico's absence of a story on this.


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