DOOM: Look What Democrats Want For Obamacare Now

DOOM: Look What Democrats Want For Obamacare Now

As if it couldn’t get any worse (it can’t, can it?) Johnathan Gruber is back in the news and what he has to say about Obamacare will make you see red.

Gruber, famous for calling American voters “stupid” and being the architect behind Obamacare gave his advice for what would make the law even better. “Better” is apparently up for debate.

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Gruber went on CNN Newsroom and assured the American people that the insane rate hikes are exactly what was supposed to happen, according to the law. Not only that, but he also went as far as to say he wished that the mandate penalty (the amount you pay for not having insurance) was HIGHER!

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On Wednesday’s broadcast of “CNN Newsroom,” MIT Economics Professor and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber argued that “The law is working as designed. However, it could work better.”

No kidding. So what is his solution? Just make it even more expensive for people who don’t purchase insurance, of course!

“And I think probably the most important thing experts would agree on is that, we need a larger mandate penalty.”

As if that wasn’t a large enough body blow to the American people, he continued:

Gruber said, “Obamacare’s not imploding. The main goal of Obamacare was two-fold. One was to cover the uninsured, of which we’ve covered 20 million, the largest expansion in American history. The other was to fix broken insurance markets where insurors could deny people insurance just because they were sick or they had been sick. Those have been fixed, and for the vast majority of Americans, costs in those markets have come down, thanks to the subsidies made available under Obamacare.”

When asked about the 22% Obamacare premium increases, Gruber stated, “the 22% increase, let’s remember who that applies to. That applies to a very small fraction of people, who have to buy insurance without the subsidies that are available. 85% of people buying insurance on the exchanges get subsidies. And for those people, this premium increase doesn’t affect them. Now, for those remaining people, that is a problem, and that’s something that we need to address, but it’s not a crisis. It doesn’t mean the system’s collapsing. And most importantly, it doesn’t affect the 150 million Americans who get employer insurance, who have actually seen their premiums fall dramatically, relative to what was expected before Obamacare.”

AWESOME! Well the rest of us will just pay more, cutting into the rest of our budgets, so that a small portion of American workers don’t have to see their premiums rise. Thanks for thinking of the rest of us!

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