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MIT Economist ho touted HealthCare Reform was on HHS payroll w/o disclosing it
An MIT economist who was put out to the media supporting healthcare reform allegedly failed to disclose that he was under contract with HHS for $297,000. He has managed to offend both the left and right, the left for supporting the Cadillac tax on high plans and the right for supporting it and claiming it wouldn't raise premiums. Links to both Fox News and DailyKos depending on your taste.
MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, one of the leading academic defenders of health care reform, is taking heat for failing to disclose consistently that he was under contract with the Department of Health and Human Services while he was touting the Democrats' health proposals in the media.
Gruber, according to federal government documents, is under a $297,600 contract until next month to provide "technical assistance" in evaluating health care reform proposals. He was under a $95,000 HHS contract before that. <<<<<
The Daily Kos declared that, given Gruber's contract, the "fix was in" for the Cadillac plan.
Gruber, when contacted by Fox News, acknowledged that he has a contract with HHS, but he said it has nothing to do with his public advocacy. <<<<<
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