Yet another video has emerged of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber speaking candidly about health care.
This incident occurred in 2011 in Vermont, whose state health-care system Gruber was paid $400,000 to help construct. The outcome is now called Shumlincare. The video was posted at the website TrueNorthReports.com.
Mark Larson, the chairman of the state House’s Health Committee, read a letter from a man who was concerned about the implementation of a single-payer system in the state.
“Any Hsaio-Gruber type health care mega-system will inevitably lead to coercive mandates, ballooning costs, higher taxes, bureaucratic outrages, shabby facilities, disgruntled providers, long waiting times, lower quality care, special interest nest-feathering, and destructive wages and price controls.”
Gruber was not sympathetic to those concerns, and instead resorted to mocking them.
“Was this written by my adolescent children by chance?” Gruber asked to widespread laughter in the room.
According to Vermont Watchdog, the comment was not written by a child, but rather by John McClaughry, a former Vermont state senator who advised President Ronald Reagan.
“It was actually written by a former senior policy adviser in the White House who knew something about health care systems,” McClaughry told the Vermont Watchdog.
The passage read at the meeting was written in a 2011 op-ed.