Jonathan Gruber’s Disastrous Congressional Testimony

It was awful beyond imagining. Behold a snippet: This little political skirmish was Jonathan Gruber's Little Bighorn moment in which he didn't play the role of Sitting Bull. Gowdy owned the debate--and Gruber--not only because he is a much more skilled and adept verbal interlocutor than is Gruber (who desperately grasps for the saving power …

Health Care Sign-Up Inflation and the Obama Administration’s Continuing Credibility Problem

As scandals go, finding out that dental plans were incorrectly added to the sign-up numbers for Obamacare does not, by itself, amount to all that much. Maybe the reason that 380,000 dental subscribers were added to the total numbers was to push the numbers above the 7 million mark, but 6.7 million sign-ups would be nothing …

Yes Virginia, Jonathan Gruber Was a Key Obamacare Consultant

Peter Suderman has the facts at hand. It is not surprising that Obamacare fans are currently trying to convince the rest of us that Gruber had very little to do with the design and implementation of Obamacare--after all, given the degree to which Gruber has inconvenienced pro-Obamacare forces, it would be positively unnatural if fans …

More Gaffes by Jonathan Gruber

The theme remains the same: Voters are stupid and had to be misled by the Obama administration and its allies during the fight over Obamacare--for the voters' own good, you understand. As Congress voted on the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, in 2010, one of the bill's architects, MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, told a college audience …

Jonathan Gruber’s Self-Immolation and Its Policy Consequences

Jonathan Gruber is utterly and completely destroying himself, and is providing massive amounts of ammunition to anti-Obamacare forces. Neat trick, especially considering the fact that he got paid nearly half a million dollars in order to both design Obamacare, and also sell it to the masses. Consider the latest video that has come out regarding Gruber's …

Why Vote for People Who Think You Are Stupid?

MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, who was the key outside consultant to have helped design and push for Obamacare--come on, you remember him--has decided to reveal to the entire planet just what port-side politicians and wonks think about the masses: "This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO …

Halbig and the Failure of Port Side Wannabe Wonks

Sean Davis shows that when it comes to covering the Halbig case and its aftermath, the allegedly wonky bloggers and pundits on the port side of the partisan/ideological divide are not exactly setting any records when it comes to doing their jobs properly. As Davis points out, the pundits and bloggers in question have a strange propensity for …

Jonathan Gruber Accidentally Tells the Truth

One of the chief criticisms of those who did not like the Halbig decision is that Congress could not possibly have intended to restrict federal subsidies for coverage under Obamacare to only those states that established an exchange. Furthermore, by not taking intent into account, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals was creating "an 'absurd' result." It is …