Obama said today he had “just heard of” the Jonathan Gruber statements, and referred to Gruber as “some advisor who never was on staff”.
We noted last night how Gruber himself said he met with Obama in the White House to talk about how to put this all over on people. The OFA truth team even had a video using Gruber and calling him a “health consultant to the Obama administration”.
But here’s another wonder of deception, still up on the White House website, a page praising Gruber and his “objective analysis”.
No where is it stated that Jonathan Gruber was a paid consultant to the White House, it is termed an “objective analysis”.
They even dare to say this:
It’s no secret that institutions of all stripes focus their communications on certain messages day to day. We thought it would all be a little more open and transparent if we went ahead and published what our focus will be for the day, along with any related articles, documents, or reports.
Well, you’re not open and transparent about the fact that you’re paying this man offering “objective analysis”.
Let’s see some of that objective analysis:
MIT economist Jonathan Gruber has a new report out showing that reform will lower premiums for Americans purchasing insurance on their own.
Analyzing the non-partisan information from the CBO, Gruber reports that under the House version of health insurance reform legislation, a typical individual could save anywhere from nearly $500 to more than $3,000 and a typical family could save between $1,260 and more than $9,000.
Those savings, he notes, come in addition to the more generous benefits consumers would receive by purchasing insurance through the newly created exchange.
And it’s also in addition to increased protections – like banning insurance companies from discriminating based on pre-existing conditions or dropping or watering down coverage when you get sick and need it most.
“Not only does the House proposal lower premiums, it does so while also improving coverage,” Gruber writes.
We all know now if we didn’t know before, what nonsense this was, something for everyone, but no one has to pay. Sounds a little like, oh I don’t know, voodoo economics?
Not one of the promises was fulfilled, from keeping your doctor to the savings supposedly projected for the ‘average’ family, that mystical $2500. The hypocrisy of this, claiming to increase protections, yet, as the recent Gruber videos show, consciously planning to penalize the very companies providing better protections to employees through so-called Cadillac tax.
Lies, lies and damn lies…
HT: Phil Kerpen