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Jonathan Gruber

Finally! A Bipartisan Bill Congress Can Be Proud Of

David Paul | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics
David Paul

The sound of jingling coins that could be heard as members of Congress skipped off to National and Dulles airports was payment for a job well done.

Where's the Outrage?

Charles Kolb | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics
Charles Kolb

That's the question a French friend posed last year after the Edward Snowden leaks revealed that the U.S. government was, in fact, violating the law by spying on American citizens. Now we have another outrage that, so far, has failed to stir the American public to demand change.

Jeffrey Young

Grubergate Hearing Is Gamechanger For Obamacare. Just Kidding

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

It took nearly four hours, but the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee finally settled the question once and for all about whether Obamaca...

Igor Bobic

Congresswoman: If Not For Obamacare Glitches, My Husband Might Still Be Alive

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) suggested Tuesday that had her husband not encountered difficulties enrolling in health insurance under the...

Igor Bobic

Jonathan Gruber Apologizes For 'Glib' And 'Insulting' Comments About Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Economist Jonathan Gruber testified before the House Oversight Committee Tuesday morning, where he apologized for saying that the "stupi...

Exploding the Myths About Health Care in America

Wendell Potter | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

During many weekends in the spring and summer, tens of thousands of fans fill the seats at this racetrack, one of NASCAR's biggest. But over three days in late April or early May every year, the Speedway is transformed into an enormous pop-up health clinic.

The ACA-Gruber Connection Explained

FactCheck.org | Lori Robertson | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. President Obama and Rep. Nancy Pelosi downplayed the contribution of MIT economist Jonathan...

Slackers at the Chalkboard

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

If you abuse someone no matter what he does, he might as well stand his ground. That is what our 44th president, at long last, appears to be doing.

Vermont Will Quit Paying Obamacare Economist For Consulting Work

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

Vermont officials said Wednesday they would stop paying Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist Jonathan Gruber for consulting on the state he...

What Grubergate Teaches Us About the Need for Judicial Engagement

Evan Bernick | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Evan Bernick

Judges in every case ought to evaluate the government's arguments in a way that is sensitive to the ugly reality of legislative sausage-making rather than adopting the unwarranted assumption that we have found angels in the form of politicians and bureaucrats to govern us.

Stupid Is as Stupid Does

Wendell Potter | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

When I saw the news coverage of White House health care adviser Jonathan Gruber's remarks, in which he essentially called Americans stupid, I thought of the old saying, "With friends like that, who needs enemies?" My next thought was, who's being stupid here?

Former Top Obama Advisor Slams Jonathan Gruber Over Obamacare Comments

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics

A former top adviser to President Barack Obama took to Twitter on Sunday to criticize an MIT professor who suggested that “the stupidity of the Amer...

Obama: Opinions Of 'Some Adviser' Are No Reflection Of Affordable Care Act

Reuters | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday defended the transparency of his signature healthcare law, after one of the Whi...

Fox News' Ed Henry Hounds Josh Earnest On Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 11.14.2014 | Media

Fox News' Ed Henry very bluntly asked Press Secretary Josh Earnest if the White House had "misled" the American people in order to pass the Affordable...

Fox News' Howard Kurtz Slams MSNBC's Ronan Farrow

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 11.13.2014 | Media

Fox News' Howard Kurtz thinks Ronan Farrow could use a lesson in interviewing. Kurtz joined Bill O'Reilly Wednesday night to discuss why the mainst...

Megyn Kelly Just Lost It Over Obamacare 'Lies'

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 11.12.2014 | Media

Megyn Kelly has had it with arguing about Obamacare. The Fox News host had to bury her head in her hands during an interview with Democratic strate...

Sam Stein

This Philly-Based Investment Adviser Has Become Obamacare's Digital Menace

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- You could pardon Rich Weinstein for gloating. These past few days, he’s enjoyed the type of journalistic high that comes with unearthi...

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...