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Gruber: Republicans Trying To "Confuse People" About Obamacare

Jonathan Gruber, the oft referred to architect of Romneycare and Obamacare, appeared on Boston's WGBH-TV Tuesday to defend the healthcare reform law and to explain his comments that the Affordable Care Act was pushed through Congress due to the "lack of transparency." Gruber also said the "stupidity of the American people" was critical in getting the law passed.

On WGBH-TV today, however, Gruber accused Republicans of trying to "confuse people" on Obamacare, calling it their "master strategy."

WGBH-TV HOST: All the talk, you've heard more of it than I did over the past two years, about what was going to happen when we finally got a Republican Congress. Will they try to dismantle this?

GRUBER: They will not try to dismantle the fundamental core, which is the three pillars on which it stands. They will try to go after these peripherial pieces, but I think that the much bigger risk is the Supreme Court case than the Congress at this point.

HOST: Are they hearing from constituents? They must be. There must be people who wouldn't have any healthcare were it not for this?

GRUBER: I think that this comes to the master strategy of the Republican party, which is to confuse people enough about the law so that they don’t understand that the subsidies they’re getting is because of the law. It goes back to the old Jimmy Kimmel bit where he asked people if they liked Obamacare and they said no, but they asked people if they liked the Affordable Care Act and they said yes.

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