I will not publish the video because it opens automatically, but it can be viewed here
It begins with the well-known stupidity of the American voter riff, which is infuriating. He then shifts the topic to “the Oregon study” which apparently doesn’t support the belief that health insurance leads to better health results. With one exception: mental health. It is a very interesting discussion, and well worth a trip to the link. You also get a better perspective of him as a man, as a human being.
It is completely obnoxious that the entire administration, and the democrats in Congress, lied to us in order to pass this bill. It deserves to be dismantled. I only hope (and I recognize that many of our readers disagree) that the final language continues to include the requirement that all Americans can purchase insurance, no matter what their health status, and that there are no lifetime limits to coverage. Too many of us know and love people with impaired health.
Update: REALLY go to the link. He also discusses the fact that if health care costs shoot up faster than inflation, people in the 3x poverty rate income level could end up paying 17% of their income (as opposed to roughly 9.5%) This could happen over the next decade. Money quote: “That’s sort of a bit of a time bomb hidden in this law.”
Update, Update: “Olympia Snow’s staffer was an idiot” riff. This is solid gold, guys. Gruber really knows how to make friends.
And to complicate the apparent ethical confusion, here is a clip of Jonathan Gruber lying on MSNBC:
And here’s the proof that he is lying.
In the first clip, he says that the language about state run exchanges are just typos. But there are other instances of him stating that the law was written that way in order to force states to implement exchanges. The second link goes to one of those instances. Personally, I’m kind of a bad liar; it is obvious when I lie. So I am just in awe of people like Gruber and Obama who can look you straight in the eye and lie, calmly.