Gruber: ‘I Was Not the Architect’ of Obamacare | CNS News

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(CNSNews.com) – “I did not draft (Mass.) Governor (Mitt) Romney’s health care plan, and I was not the ‘architect’ of President Obama’s health care plan,” MIT Economics Professor Jonathan Gruber told the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday.

Gruber, in his prepared statement, said he “ran microsimulation models” on the health care law to help elected officials “better assess the likely outcomes of various possible policy choices.”

In that role, after the law passed, Gruber went around the nation giving speeches to explain the law:

“Over the past weeks, a number of videos have emerged from these appearances. In excerpts of these videos I am shown making a series of glib, thoughtless, and sometimes downright insulting comments…”I would like to begin by apologizing sincerely for the offending comments that I made. In some cases I made uninformed and glib comments about the political process behind health care reform. I am not an expert on politics and my tone implied that I was, which is wrong.

“In other cases I simply made insulting and mean comments that are totally uncalled for in any situation. I sincerely apologize both for conjecturing with a tone of expertise and for doing so in such a disparaging fashion. It is never appropriate to try to make oneself seem more important or smarter by demeaning others. I know better. I knew better. I am embarrassed, and I am sorry.”

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