Obamacare Ally Touts “Lack of Transparency” in Obamacare 
St. Paul– This week, footage of Jonathan Gruber, the architect of Obamacare and paid consultant to Minnesota’s Obamacare exchange, surfaced showing him belittling American voters and citing a “lack of transparency” as a political benefit. Gruber was paid at least $340,000 to help develop the state’s deeply flawed insurance exchange.
“Given that Dayton last year called bi-partisan efforts at oversight ‘a farce,’ it is clear Mark Dayton agrees with Gruber’s assessment that a lack of transparency is a benefit,'” said Minnesota Jobs Coalition chairman, Ben Golnik. “It’s past time for Mark Dayton and the DFL to come clean on MNsure and admit their policies have made healthcare more expensive and less transparent in Minnesota.”

“‘[Obamacare] was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the mandate as taxes,’ Gruber said. ‘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.'” (Jose A. DelReal “Obamacare consultant under fire for ‘stupidity of the American voter’ comment” Washington Post, November 11, 2014)

“Federal Affordable Care Act consultant Jonathan Gruber, who said voter ‘stupidity’ was key for health law’s passage, earned $340,000 helping Minnesota develop its health exchange.” (Rachel Stassen-Berger “Affordable Care Act architect consulted for Minnesota” Star Tribune, November 13, 2014)

It’s a farce. They’re making a mockery of the word oversight.” (Mark Dayton, Press Availability April 8, 2014)