Looks like all those dumb right-wingers were right.
Via Daily Caller:
Medical insurance premiums in the United States are on the rise, the chief architect of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul has told The Daily Caller.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist Jonathan Gruber, who also devised former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s statewide health care reforms, is backtracking on an analysis he provided the White House in support of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, informing officials in three states that the price of insurance premiums will dramatically increase under the reforms.
In an email to The Daily Caller, Gruber framed this new reality in terms of the same human self-interest that some conservatives had warned in 2010 would ultimately rule the marketplace.
So how could this expert, this genius, have been so wrong?
Gruber, whom the Obama administration hired to provide an independent analysis of reforms, was widely criticized for failing to disclose the conflict of interest created by $392,600 in no-bid contracts the Department of Health and HumanServicesawarded him while he was advising the president’s policy advisers.
Ah, there you are. Dig deep America. I am sure the media will say the hikes are rising “unexpectedly”. Like everything else with this administration you can expect the unexpected to be worse than anyone expected!