Two years ago, when the American public was beginning to see the first real impacts of the magnificently-misnamed Affordable Care Act, we were introduced to one of the architects of the monstrosity. MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber admitted that Obamacare advocates had deliberately misled the public in order to get the law passed. Gruber compounded his truth-telling by suggesting that such deception was necessary because American voters were too “stupid” to understand how good the law was for them.”
Now with his magnum opus on its apparent deathbed, Gruber crawled out from under his Socialist rock last night to appear on the Tucker Carlson show and offer a slavish defense of Frankenstein’s monster. It went about as you would expect.
“There’s been a lot of misinformation,” Gruber told Carlson, saying that everyone agrees Obamacare has increased the number of Americans who now have health insurance. “But if you ask Americans what Obamacare has done to insurance coverage, almost as many claim it has declined as gone up. I think that’s the prime example of misinformation that’s been spread,” Gruber continued. “I think Americans just don’t understand what this law has done for them.”
That’s your problem, Mr. Gruber. We DO understand what it has done. That you would suggest we are too stupid to understand is entirely consistent with your sickening hubris—a hubris that is an essential element for those who think they have the answers for every person.
For those of you who have seen massive increases in premiums, coupled with a shocking drop in coverage quality; Gruber called your concerns a “trivial distraction from the problem.”
You son of a bitch! When someone has to shell out 500 dollars more per month on something and get a lower-quality product in return that is not a trivial concern. I’m sure it is trivial to YOU, since it is not your bottom line that’s impacted. You didn’t have to tell your kids that there would be no summer vacation because you’re spending five-thousand dollars more per year on Health Insurance. You didn’t have to decide NOT to go to the doctor when you came down with the flu because your co-pay was four times higher than it was a year ago. How dare you call a major financial impact to someone “trivial!”
There are few people in the world I truly despise. Those who steal from me and tell me it is for my own good and that I am too stupid to see the benefits are on that short list. KMA, Mr. Gruber.
Obamacare will soon take its rightful place beside the Ford Edsel, the Titanic and New Coke as gargantuan failures. Gruber can then return to his Social Engineering colleagues and bemoan how the people are just too stupid to know what’s good for them.