Obamacare Architect: The Law Was Never Supposed To Help Everybody

Obamacare Architect: The Law Was Never Supposed To Help Everybody

Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber told Fox News’s Tucker Carlson on Wednesday that Barack Obama’s signature health-care law wasn’t supposed to help everybody.

Gruber, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said the health-care law he helped design under the former president hurt many Americans on purpose.

“This was never supposed to help everybody, Tucker,” Gruber said. “(It was designed) to leave the vast majority of Americans alone. People who had health insurance. . . were not designed to be affected by this law by and large in the near term.”

Gruber proceeded to say that wealthy Americans were hurt by the new taxes implemented by the Affordable Care Act. He also admitted that young, healthy people were hurt by Obamacare because the law eliminated the “discriminatory” health insurance market that existed before the law took effect. Earlier in the interview, Gruber also said the people who had an unfavorable opinion of the law didn’t know what they were talking about.

“The people who oppose the law are people who haven’t benefited from the law, but haven’t been hurt from the law,” he said. “They’ve just heard, in my view, they’ve heard a lot of bad misinformation about it.”

Bre Payton is a staff writer at The Federalist. Follow her on Twitter.
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