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Gruber Apologizes

MIT professor and Obamacare (and Romneycare) architect Jonathan Gruber appeared before Congress today and issued an apology. He delivered a mea culpa of sorts in his opening remarks on Tuesday for what he called his “mean and insulting” comments, explaining some of his remarks while trying to take some of them back. After once saying […]

Always the epitome of class, Tea Party congressional members plan to show up with t-shirts reading “I’m with stupid” when they rake MIT Professor and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber over the coals. The T-shirts, which were produced by Tea Party Patriots, are another symbol of how controversial Mr. Gruber has become as he prepares to […]

While the mainstream media has largely stopped flat-out lying about Obamacare, they sure aren’t about to report the good news in a new report by the Department of Health and Human Services. Even as the Supreme Court prepares to take up yet another challenge to the Affordable Care Act, the President’s signature achievement continues to […]

Obamacare Working

Wonk Wire has the details. The uninsured rate continues to drop. “The number of uninsured non-elderly adults has dropped by more than 10 million since the launch of state and federal exchanges last year, according to the latest data from the Urban Institute’s Health Reform Monitoring Survey.” “The uninsured rate nationwide was 12.4% in September, […]

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The senior U.S. Senate Republican on Tuesday raised the possibility of Congress writing comprehensive healthcare legislation if the Supreme Court next year strikes down a subsidy provision of Obamacare. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who will lead the chamber starting in January, told reporters: “If the court would rule the way they […]

A Rasmussen poll shows that, for the first time, voters want to fix, but not repeal, Obamacare. While 30% of likely voters still think Congress should repeal it entirely and start over again, 52% prefer instead that Congress go through the law piece by piece and improve it. Just 13% want to leave the law […]

Gruber Agrees To Testify

MIT Obamacare consultant and receiver of right-wing rapid fire Jonathan Gruber has agreed to testify before Congress. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will also hear from Obama administration official Marilyn Tavenner, who is under fire this week for using inflated enrollment figures for the healthcare law. “Both Mr. Gruber and Administrator Tavenner have […]

Sunday’s lead editorial in the New York Times laid out how the Republican plan to assault Obamacare piecemeal will cost us dearly. MEDICAL DEVICE TAX Congressional Republicans are determined to repeal this tax and are virtually certain to succeed, thanks to strenuous lobbying and campaign contributions from the device industry. The Affordable Care Act imposes […]

North Carolina Fires Gruber

Jonathan Gruber has now been fired by two states following disclosure of remarks he made about Obamacare.  First it was Vermont that canceled his contract, and now it’s North Carolina. North Carolina’s state auditor on Thursday terminated a contract with Jonathan Gruber, the MIT economics professor and health-care expert whose comments on the Affordable Care […]

One ally of President Obama in the health care fight is the insurance industry. The insurers…have provided crucial support to Mr. Obama in court battles over the health care law, including a case now before the Supreme Court challenging the federal subsidies paid to insurance companies on behalf of low- and moderate-income consumers. Last fall, […]

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