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Obamacare Architect: Yeah, We Lied to The “Stupid” American People to Get It Passed – Katie Pavlich

Folks, this is what the politically-connected “elite” think of us! They think we are too stupid to make decisions in our own best interest!   Read on. 

“You can’t do it political, you just literally cannot do it. Transparent financing and also transparent spending. I mean, this bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes the bill dies. Okay? So it’s written to do that,” Gruber said. “In terms of risk rated subsidies, if you had a law which said that healthy people are going to pay in, you made explicit healthy people pay in and sick people get money, it would not have passed. Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really really critical to get for the thing to pass. Look, I wish Mark was right that we could make it all transparent, but I’d rather have this law than not.”

via Obamacare Architect: Yeah, We Lied to The “Stupid” American People to Get It Passed – Katie Pavlich.


A primary care physician by training, my passion is researching and writing about the importance restoring patient centered care, supporting independent private physicians, promoting free-market solutions and seeking sustainable fiscal policy in healthcare.

One thought on “Obamacare Architect: Yeah, We Lied to The “Stupid” American People to Get It Passed – Katie Pavlich

  1. Absolutely shameful! We should have been given the main facts about Obamacare from the very start. We should have been told, “this is why it’s important; these are the problems we are trying to solve; but this is also what can happen.” Instead, we told lies and promises.


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