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Jonathan Gruber: Obamacare Passed With ‘Unprecedented Transparency’…GOP Trying to ‘Jam Through’ a Replacement Bill [VIDEO]

Written by Philip Hodges

Jonathan Gruber is famous being the architect of Obamacare. He’s also famous for crediting the ‘stupidity’ of the American people for the 906-page monstrosity’s passage.

And everyone knows what Nancy Pelosi said about the bill when the Democrats rushed to pass it through as if it were a matter of imminent national security, without allowing any time for representatives to read it:  “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of controversy.”

But somehow, that counts as ‘unprecedented transparency,’ according to Obamacare’s designer Jonathan Gruber. Gruber goes even further, characterizing the GOP’s desire to repeal and replace Obamacare as ‘hypocrisy.’

“Now, in the move of incredible hypocrisy…they wanted to talk about jamming through a bill without even having any hearings or any score from migrational budget office,” he told CNN hosts Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota.

You can read the GOP’s 123-page bill to replace Obamacare here.

Cuomo asked him if he was ‘dead in the water’ because of those situations where people were promised that they could keep their doctor, and other scenarios where premiums skyrocketed. Gruber insisted that those cases were because of Republican resistance to letting the law work the way it was supposed to:

“Well, I don’t think — I don’t know what you said dead in the water I mean certainly, you have uncertain cases premiums have gone up a lot. Those happen to be the cases where the Republicans have most strongly oppose the underlying working of the law. If they just allowed the law to work as designed that is expanding Medicaid for the poor citizens and encouraging healthier citizens to sign up rather than discouraging them the law would have worked much better.

“So I don’t think your dead in the water or any sense they’re simply saying when we took the efforts undermining the law it didn’t work. Oh, no surprise. If that actually allow the law to have he conditions to succeed if would’ve succeeded.”

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