Bureaucrat who said “stupidity” of Americans helped get law passed doubles down

OCTOBER 26, 2016

Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber – the bureaucrat who once bragged that the “stupidity” of the American people was crucial for passing the health care law in the first place – told CNN that the “fix” for Obamacare was to impose a “larger mandate penalty”.

CNN’s CAROL COSTELLO: “So let’s talk about how exactly you can fix Obamacare. I just need you to be specific because I think people really want answers. So Hillary Clinton says she can fix Obamacare. So what would one fix that would drive premiums down?”

JONATHAN GRUBER: “Look, once again, there’s no sense it has to be fixed. The law is working as designed. However, it could work better. And I think, probably the most important things experts would agree on is we need a larger mandate penalty“…

Gruber’s arrogance is incredible. Even after the Obama administrationacknowledged that premiums are set to skyrocket next year, Gruber thinks that the answer is to financially punish Americans to an even greater degree.

Gruber is essentially admitting that Obamacare is designed to make Americans destitute.

“ObamaCare was never designed *not* to overwhelm you with the shifting of massive costs. ObamaCare was designed to crush you in costs,” points out the Conservative Treehouse blog.

His comments shouldn’t come as much of a surprise given what Gruber thinks of the American people.

A series of videos that emerged in 2014 featured Gruber admitting that Obamacare was deceptively crafted in order to fool “stupid” Americans into not realizing that it would mean massive price hikes and that the law’s “lack of transparency (was) a huge political advantage” in selling it.

Jeff Cardinal

Just give me 30 seconds with one of these scumbags just so I can get my hands around those sticky devil necks! 😘
Kyle Kendall

This is AWESOME!!  I love watching Pelosi look like a blithering idiot!

LOL at Pelosi, like a flim flam cockroach caught in the open.  Applause for Gruber, at least he is honest, although his gormless, smug composure is none the less very disturbing.
Willis Nash

The only part of these last 6 years which surprises me is that His lies and deception have gone on this long. He is an eloquent, amateur, inept, cheap dime store thug from Chicago and though Americans are not stupid they ARE gullible & naive because they are a generous people who want to do the right thing.



Horrified citizens share damning healthcare increase photos online

Infowars.com – OCTOBER 25, 2016

For years Infowars and others have warned the “Affordable Care Act” was unsustainable.

Now the Obama administration has confirmed health insurance premiums in 2017 will rise by an average of 25 percent across the country, with folks in some states set to see triple digit increases.

Frustrated with the higher costs, many have taken to Twitter to share letters from their health insurers illustrating the devastating impact of Obamacare.

For “Jay Wells” under Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, monthly premiums are going up from $711.83 to $1,872.17 – 163 percent!


Another letter to a person insured with AmeriHealth New Jersey shows an increase from $808.64 per month to $1,495.64, or almost $700 more per month – 85 percent!


A letter to a person covered under Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey depicts a $2,700 family increase in deductible out-of-pocket costs (up from $10,000 to $12,700) and a $300 monthly premium increase year-over-year.


Twitter user @asunnygirl says her premiums doubled under Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and she now has a monthly cost of over $1.6k.


And yet another person with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey showed their monthly premium is now over $2,300.


While he didn’t include a photo of his letter or mention his health insurer, Jeff Guide of New Mexico says he’s seeing a 216 percent increase next year.


With Americans now witnessing in realtime the collapse of the collectivist healthcare model, it’s no doubt the shocking letters from health insurers will sway public opinion ahead of the US election.

CBS anchors confused about why Obamacare premiums are “skyrocketing”

Liberty Doctrine

Obamacare was a scam from the beginning.
Dan Troop

The one, sure way to assure that any plan or program fails is to put government bureaucrats in charge of it.

Can’t wait to see ObamaCare REPEALED.

Truly uneducated, stupid people are on TV. I think it’s voice quality and facial symmetry that gets them the job. It surely ain’t journalism.

I haven’t been to the doctor in years.. I don’t want to go. Got billed 800 dollars this past year for Obama care .. got punished for NOT going to the doctor. There should be a penalty only if you try to use healthcare.. if you don’t use it.. you shouldn’t be billed for it!!!!!!!!!! So wrong. But.. I suppose it’s better to pay 800 dollars , instead of paying THOUSANDS a year only to have it “just in case”. I’ll save my money and pay for any broken bones out of my own pocket. Surgery .. I won’t get it done.. medicine .. I can go to a clinic if I’m sick. Thus.. what do I need healthcare insurance for? I don’t want surgery even if I get really sick, and I don’t want to go to the doctor for “checkups”. Get off my back big brother.. I don’t want to pay for this crap, and its wrong to punish me for being healthy.
Walter White

No way they are this stupid.


Really moron!!!!?? You think its Failed???
Archie Alexander

If the mainstream media was doing their jobs as unbiased reporters they would know why Obama and his Obamacare is not working.

Dems exposed… Philly Mess: Only 2 Insurers Left, Premiums To Rise 53%!



PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — When the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period begins next week customers will see some changes, including fewer choices and higher prices.

In Pennsylvania, the number of insurers in the marketplace has gone from 13 to eight. In Philadelphia, just two insurers are left and premiums are expected to rise 53 percent.

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Aviva Aron-Dine of Health and Human Services says the size of the hike reflects artificially low rates early on. Pennsylvania had among the lowest rates in the nation.

“Issuers were pricing for a completely new market, one where they could no longer exclude those with the most serious health needs,” she said, “many set prices that turned out to be too low.”

First Snowflakes Of Season May Not Be Too Far Off 

But Aron-Dine maintains the plans are still affordable, since three-quarters of Pennsylvanians qualify for tax credits.

“Not only do tax credits bring down the cost of coverage, they adjust dollar for dollar with the cost of the benchmark plan in your area,” she explained. “So even if the cost of benchmark coverage goes up, most consumers will not have to pay more.

Aron-Dine claims costs could even go down if consumers take the time to shop for a cheaper plan. She says new features on the healthcare.govwebsite will make that easier to do.

Aetna CEO Says Young People Pick Weekend Beer Over Obamacare

BY  ZTracer  

Healthier people will avoid buying Affordable Care Act health insurance plans as premiums climb, threatening the stability of the market, Aetna Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Bertolini said.

“As the rates rise, the healthier people pull out because the out-of-pocket costs aren’t worth it,” Bertolini said at Bloomberg’s The Year Ahead Summit in New York.

Premiums for health plans sold to individuals under the ACA, known as Obamacare, are going up by about 25 percent on average for next year. Bertolini said that as costs rise, more individuals will decide not to buy health plans. That’ll push premiums even higher, unless a new president and lawmakers can find fixes for the new markets created by the 2010 health law.

“What happens is the population gets sicker and sicker and sicker and sicker,” Bertolini said. “The rates keep rising to try and catch it. It’s a fruitless chase, and ultimately you end up with a very bad pool of risk.”

The government has emphasized that subsidies are available for many people to help cushion the premium increases. When they are taken into account, about 77 percent of current ACA enrollees will be able to buy health insurance for $100 or less a month, the U.S. said in a report on Monday.

Leaving the Market

Insurer Aetna itself is largely ending sales of ACA plans, because it’s recording hundreds of millions of dollars of losses on the policies. The insurer will offer individual coverage on the ACA’s exchanges in four states for next year, down from 15.

Bertolini said Aetna would consider restarting sales on ACA exchanges if lawmakers make changes to the market that would help plans bear the cost of enrollees who’ve turned out to be sicker than expected. He also said passing laws will take time, given the reluctance of some legislators to improve the ACA.

“We have the ability to get back in to the exchanges if the regulation gets it right,” he said. “I don’t think that’s going to happen any time soon enough for us to get back in before 2019, maybe 2020.”

Wikileaks Releases Another 1,803 Podesta Emails In Part 12 Of Data Dump; Total Is Now 18,953



The daily dump continues.  In the now traditional daily routine, one which forces the Clinton campaign to resort to ever more stark sexual scandals involving Trump to provide a media distraction, moments ago Wikileaks released yet another 1,803 emails in Part 12 of its ongoing Podesta Email dump, which brings the total number of released emails to 18,953.

As a reminder among the most recent revelations we got further insights into Hillary’s desire to see Obamacareunravel”, her contempt for “doofus” Bernie Sanders, staff exchanges on handling media queries about Clinton “flip-flopping” on gay marriage, galvanizing Latino support and locking down Clinton’s healthcare policy. Just as notable has been the ongoing revelation of just how “captured” the so-called independent press has been in its “off the record” discussions with John Podesta which got the head Politico correspondent, Glenn Thrush, to admit he is a “hack” for allowing Podesta to dictate the content of his article.

The release comes on the day of the third and final presidential campaign between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and as a result we are confident it will be scrutinized especially carefully for any last minute clues that would allow Trump to lob a much needed Hail Mary to boost his standing in the polls.

As there is a total of 50,000 emails, Wikileaks will keep the media busy over the next three weeks until the elections with another 30,000 emails still expected to be released.

One of the initially notable emails is the close relationship between the Clinton Foundation and Ukraine billionaire Victor Pinchuk, a prominent donor to the Clinton Foundation, in which we see the latter’s attempt to get a meeting with Bill Clinton to show support for Ukraine:


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We find more evidence of media coordination with Politico’s Glenn Thrush who has an off the record question to make sure he is not “fucking anything up”:


Another notable moment emerges in the emails,  involving Hillary Clinton’s selective memory. Clinton’s description of herself as a moderate Democrat at a September 2015 event in Ohio caused an uproar amongst her team. In a mail from Clinton advisor Neera Tanden to Podesta in the days following the comment she asks why she said this.


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We also get additional insight into Clinton courting the Latino minority. A November 2008 email from Federico Peña, who was on the Obama-Biden transition team, called for a “Latino media person” to be added to the list of staff to appeal to Latino voters. Federico de Jesus or Vince Casillas are seen as ideal candidates, both of whom were working in the Chicago operations.


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Another email between Clinton’s foreign policy adviser Jake Sullivan and Tanden from March 2016 discussed how it was “REALLY dicey territory” for Clinton to comment on strengthening “bribery laws to ensure that politicians don’t change legislation for political donations.” Tanden agrees with Sullivan:


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One email, sarcastically we hope, suggested to kneecap bernie Sanders: Clinton’s team issued advise regarding her tactics for the “make or break” Democratic presidential debate with Sanders in Milwaukee on February 11, 2016. The mail to Podesta came from Philip Munger, a Democratic Party donor. He sent the mail using an encrypted anonymous email service.


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One email focused on how to address with the topic of the TPP. National Policy Director for Hillary for America Amanda Renteria explains, “The goal here was to minimize our vulnerability to the authenticity attack and not piss off the WH any more than necessary.”


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While claiming she is part of the people, an email exposes Hillary as being “part of the system.” Clinton’s team acknowledges she is “part of the system” in an email regarding her strategies. As Stan Greenberg told Podesta:


On the topic of Hillary being extensively coached and all her words rehearsed, we find an email which reveals that Clinton’s words have to be tightly managed by her team who are wary of what she might say. After the Iowa Democratic Party’s presidential debate in November 2015 adviser Ron Klain mails Podesta to say, “If she says something three times as an aside during practice (Wall Street supports me due to 9/11), we need to assume she will say it in the debate, and tell her not to do so.” Klain’s mail reveals Sanders was their biggest fear in the debate. “The only thing that would have been awful – a Sanders break out – didn’t happen. So all in all, we were fine,” he says.

The mail also reveals Klain’s role in securing his daughter Hannah a position on Clinton’s team. “I’m not asking anyone to make a job, or put her in some place where she isn’t wanted – it just needs a nudge over the finish line,” Klain says. Hannah Klain worked on Clinton’s Surrogates team for nine months commencing in the month after her father’s mail to Podesta, according to her Linkedin.