Prominent Obamacare supporter a shill for HHS

Gee - ya think that $300,000 in fees from the government might make you more inclined to, you know, like promote government run healthcare?Nah - liberals can't be bribed. What burns in their heart is the true faith, not a desire for earthly riches, right?NRO's Daniel Foster: MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber, a cheerleader in the press for Democratic health-care reform efforts, has been under contract with the Department of Health and Human Services since June, collecting nearly $300,000 in fees as a consultant.Gruber has frequently been cited for expert analysis on the health-care debate, most recently as a defender of the Senate bill's tax on "Cadillac" insurance plans, which has proven unpopular with elements of the progressive left. But his connections with the administration are rarely laid bare. The New York Times recently referred to him only as "a respected health care economist at M.I.T." A Dec. 28 Washington Post op-ed penned by Gruber, in which he defended...(Read Full Post)

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