Jonathan Gruber, one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act, stated during a 2014 panel discussion that a “lack of transparency is a political advantage” and bragged about writing the bill with the goal of fooling the Congressional Budget Office, setting the stage for Obamacare’s eventual passing.
“This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the mandate as taxes,” Gruber flatly stated. “If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies.” (RELATED: The CBO Made A 24 Million Person Mistake When It Scored Obamacare)
“So it was written to do that. In terms of risk rated subsidies, if you had a law which said healthy people are going to pay in — it made explicit that healthy people pay in and sick people will get money, it would not have passed.”
“Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage, and basically call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever,” he continued. “But that was really critical to getting the thing to pass.”