Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber made $4 million pimping Obamacare.
** $400,000 from Health and Human Services
** $1.6 MM from other states, and that’s just four of them.
** Another $2 milion from HHS for other work.
It was a nice gig.
The dude made millions because of his central role in lying to get health care passed.
Video surfaced this week of Jonathan Gruber admitting the Obama administration lied to “stupid” Americans in order to get Obamacare passed.
Jonathan Gruber made $400,000 from HHS. He also made an additional $3.6 million for consulting with states.
Glenn Kessler at The Washington Post reported:
The passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 has been lucrative for Gruber and his microsimulation model. All told, he has been hired by at least eight states to provide advice or assist in creating the health-insurance exchanges that are at the heart of the Affordable Care Act: Colorado, Connecticut, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Not all of the contracts could be found on public Web sites, but here is a sampling. In some cases, Gruber worked with other consultants, so the fees were shared. These figures also might not represent the final payout, and of course these are gross figures, before expenses. But it’s safe to say that about $400,000 appears to be the standard rate for gaining access to the Gruber Microsimulation Model.
Gruber has also earned more than $2 million over the last seven years for an ongoing contract with HHS to assess choices made by the elderly in Medicare’s prescription-drug plan.