My thoughts on the Jonathan Gruber, foot-in-mouth, events.
Originally posted on Your Personal Affordable Care Act:
By now, the insulting comments by Obamacare advisor and Affordable Care Act designer, Jonathan Gruber, are well known. If you need a primer, read these twoarticles, or Google it; there’s no shortage of data.
My friend Saurabh Jha, a radiologist of powerful intelligence and wit, thinks Gruber is to be applauded for his intellectual honesty. Not quite. Jonathan Gruber’s odious dismissal of his fellow citizens lays bare the poisoned apparatus for making health policy in our country. His smug, “we showed them,” attitude reflects that healthcare policy generation in the U.S. is driven by a cabal of crony capitalists, a small army of disdainful, contemptuous, ideologues who have played footsie with each other, the government, and the healthcare industry for years, decades even.
They are a treacherous clique that cultivates personal riches and power at the expense of Americans who have been struggling with a hyper-expensive and equally inefficient healthcare…
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