Hot Air – Top academic defender of ObamaCare: Oh, by the way, I’m being paid by the feds. About $400k from the feds
He’s been a popular source for media during the ObamaCare saga but somehow this minor detail escaped their attention. He almost never mentioned it, and they almost never asked. Fancy that.
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.
But while he was being paid to provide his services to HHS, he was also fending off health care reform critics in the media. Gruber was one of the prominent analysts to rebut an insurance industry report from PricewaterhouseCoopers in October saying premiums would shoot up if a health care bill passes. And he has recently written columns defending specific provisions in the House and Senate bills, particularly the “Cadillac tax” on high-cost insurance plans…