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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 […]

Embattled MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber has been summoned to testify before the House Oversight Committee. Gruber, who could not be reached for comment, now faces the heat Dec. 9 in D.C. “They can do two things — they can actually pump him for information or they can just grill him and make him squirm and […]

In 2012, John Bohner said,”Obamacare is the law of the land” but it has been treated as anything but that by Republicans. House Republicans have filed a long-threatened lawsuit on Friday against the Obama administration over unilateral actions on the health care law that they say are abuses of the president’s executive authority, The New […]

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 […]

You might know the name Jonathan Turley from his many appearances on the old Countdown with Keith Olbermann show and, most recently, from his vocal opposition to President Obama’s use of drones and NSA surveillance. He’s basically Glenn Greenwald but with a paycheck from the George Washington University Law School, where he’s a professor of […]

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, […]

LZ Granderson got into a spat with his conservative colleagues on CNN when he pointed out the lack of transparency when the Bush administration passed Medicare Part D. During a heated CNN Sunday panel discussion on how to reform health care, liberal commentator Granderson asked his conservative co-panelists S.E. Cupp and Mercedes Schlapp: “Where was […]

A new Gallup poll shows that among those newly-insured, Obamacare is a big hit. …71% “of those who bought new health insurance policies through the government exchanges earlier this year rate the quality of their healthcare and their healthcare coverage as ‘excellent’ or ‘good.’ These positive evaluations are generally similar to the reviews that all […]

Let’s remind our anti-Obamacare friends that Romneycare is the same thing, much as Mitt Romney tried to run away from that when he ran for president. At Hot Air, Noah Rothman asks, “Has Gruber-gate scuttled Mitt, 2016?” Here’s the short answer: oh yes, absolutely. If you don’t believe that, just watch the first 25 seconds […]

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