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Jonathan Gruber

New Fed Study Says Health Reform Can Reduce Financial Stress, Bankruptcies

Wendell Potter | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

A new study in Massachusetts is providing evidence that the reform law passed in that state in 2006, and which served as the model for the Affordable Care Act, is indeed making a significant dent in bankruptcy filings.

Jon Ward

Ruling On Obamacare Stirs Up Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- And now we have cognitive dissonance on a profound scale. Mitt Romney's campaign advisers on Thursday heralded the fact that the Supr...

Sam Stein

Romneycare Architect: Individual Mandate 'Very Similar' In Obama, Romney Bills

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the few individuals who worked on health care reform under both Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama said on Friday that the co...

Portrait of Wally and Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story: Two Faces of Ronald Lauder

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.06.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

"Who owns art?" you might say is the center of the debate concerning art stolen from Jews. But as my mother, an Auschwitz survivor used to say, there is a right and a wrong.

'They're The Same F***ing Bill'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

Jonathan Gruber, an M.I.T. economist hired by Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to help craft health care reform, sharply criticized the Republican presi...

Andrea Stone

MIT Economist Behind Massachusetts Health Plan Calls Mitt Romney Attack on 'ObamaCare' 'Largely Political'

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Does Mitt Romney protest too much? He does, says the chief architect of the landmark Massachusetts health care plan that the former gov...

Former Obama Advisors Call Out His Hedge Fund-Staffed Deficit Commission

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

It appears there are no new ideas circulating within Obama's deficit commission. Just the long, patient plans of hedge fund billionaires who want to dismantle the social safety net and not pay their taxes.

Jonathan Gruber Failed to Disclose His $297,600 Contract with HHS

Firedoglake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MIT health economist Jonathan Gruber has been the go-to source that all the health care bill apologists point to to defend otherwise dubious arguments...

How the White House Used Gruber's Work to Create Appearance of Broad Consensus

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

The White House is placing a giant bet on Gruber's "assumptions" to justify key portions of the Senate bill. Now we know that Gruber's work was not that of an independent analyst but a contractor to the White House.

On Healthcare Reform Stimulating the Economy: The Massachusetts Example

Maggie Mahar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maggie Mahar

Too many proposals for healthcare reform focus solely on universal access and run the risk of sending good money after bad. The question we need to ask is: "Access to what"?

Need a Job? Health Care Is Hiring

Merrill Goozner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Merrill Goozner

Looking for a bright spot in Friday's dismal job report? Think how bad it would have been had the health care sector not added 52,100 jobs last month.