Obama Distances Himself From Gruber's Health Care Comment
The president says Jonathan Gruber never worked directly on his staff during the drafting of the Affordable Care Act.By Madison Burke | November 16, 2014
President Obama is distancing himself from a controversial comment made by a former consultant on health care reform.
For weeks, conservative press have played and replayed the soundbite, made more than a year ago by Jonathan Gruber, who served as a consultant during the drafting of the Affordable Care Act.
JONATHAN GRUBER: “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 getting the thing to pass.”