Jonthan Gruber, architect of Obamacare, appeared on MSNBC this morning and offered the clearest statement yet that the scheme he constructed was intended to hurt some Americans in order to help others. Watch the video here:
“We currently have a highly discriminatory system where if you’re sick, if you’ve been sick, if you are going to get sick, you cannot get health insurance,” Gruber told host Chuck Todd. “The only way to end that discriminatory system is to bring everyone into the system and pay one fair price. That means that the genetic winners, the lottery winners, who’ve been paying their artificially low price because of this discrimination, now will have to pay more in return. And that, by my estimate is about 4 million people. In return, we’ll have a fixed system where over 30 million people will now, for the first time, be able to access fairly priced and guaranteed health insurance.” Emphases added.
This is monstrous. Gruber admits that “If you like your healthcare, you can keep your healthcare” was a lie from the start. They never even intended to keep this promise, as doing so would destroy their scheme. The system Gruber describes is the intentional demolition of the private insurance industry, which bases prices on risk. He is also defining “discrimination” so far that given the chance, he would abolish capitalism and private property ownership itself.
There’s a word for Mr. Gruber’s political and economic philosophy…
More: The more I turn Gruber’s admission over in my mind, the worse it sounds. If you follow his logic, he is advocating for full-bore price controls, across the board, mandated by the federal government. He’s starting with health insurance, but it won’t stop there. In the name of “fairness,” Gruber and Obama would take hammer and tongs to the US economy and destroy it entirely.