In a brutal reality check for Republicans pre-emptively celebrating the repeal of Obamacare, Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber stated that the bill didn’t even water down Obamacare all that much. Gruber, you’ll recall, was the Obamacare thinker who openly stated that the American people were too “stupid” to understand Obamacare, which helped its passage; that it would raise rates; and that “lack of transparency is a huge political advantage.”
Now, Gruber states that Trumpcare is basically Obamacare-lite. “I’m torn this morning,” Gruber said. “On the one hand, this is no longer an Obamacare repeal bill. That’s good. On the other hand, it’s just a giant cut in Medicaid, that’s what this bill amounts to, and that’s bad.”
Sadly, Gruber is right.