Representative John Mica (R-FL), a member of the House Oversight Committee said that in addition to the grilling Jonathan Gruber will receive, there will be questions about discrepancies in figures given to the committee on Tuesday’s “Jose Diaz-Balart” on MSNBC.
“We also have to hear from the Chief HHS Director about the discrepancy in figures that she gave to the committee last May…you begin to question the numbers in this whole thing and the cost that people profiting like Dr. Gruber. You start out with 44 million uninsured. She came in and said they had 7.3 signed up, hey actually had about 6.9, 6.7 about 4 to 5 million people already had insurance like me. I’m on Obamacare. I had insurance, we were forced off it. So, we’re talking about 3 to 4 million people maybe that actually got insured, then we have 41 million people without insurance in this country, and we spent billions of dollars on this mess that has been created” he stated.
Earlier, when asked whether Gruber’s apology was satisfactory, Mica responded “not really, and he did admit that there was a lack of transparency. He got paid $400,000 to be one of the chief architects and then I’m going question him in a few minutes on the amount of money he got from about eight states, probably [$]400,000 a piece. So, he profited by the lack of transparency.”
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