Air Date: November 19, 2014
Host: Jim Schneider
Guest: Twila Brase
The nation is reeling from statements made by Jonathan Gruber, the chief architect of Obamacare, revealing that lies and deception, lack of transparency, and stupidity of the American people were critical to the passage of the health care law. All of this comes forward as enrollment in Obamacare has begun.
Joining Jim to talk about this was Twila Brase, president of the Citizens Council for Health Freedom. Twila is a certified public health nurse. She has provided testimony at the state legislative level and meets with members of Congress as well as speaking around the country. She provides daily commentary on the “Health Freedom Minute”
Jim began by playing an audio cut from Gruber, an MIT economist who since 2000 has received 6 million in state and federal governments for his expertise. Twila noted that Gruber was really saying that the American public is smart so the crafters of Obamacare had to deceive us because if we had really heard what was in it, we’re smart enough to know that the bill would have to be killed.
In another cut President Obama was asked how he ‘squares’ his comment about governments needing to be held accountable and responsive to the people with that of his former advisor, Jonathan Gruber, who claimed that President Obama was not transparent about the health care law because in his words, the American people are stupid. So did he mislead Americans in order to get the bill passed? In response the President referred to Gruber as some advisor who never worked on his staff and expressed an opinion that he disagrees with.
This is interesting when you consider that Gruber is alleged to have had many visits to the White House, even meeting with President Obama to discuss the ‘Cadillac Tax, a 40% tax on ‘Cadillac’ style insurance policies. In fact, Jim noted there’s another recent clip that came out where Gruber disclosed that President Obama himself was part of the discussion about the need to deceive the people to pass the Affordable Care Act.
Twila also commented on open enrollment sign-ups, substantial price increases within Obamacare, Todd Park’s appearance before a House hearing on the botched Obamacare website launch, the House deciding to keep their exemption concerning their own enrollment in Obamacare, her 7 smart reasons why Americans shouldn’t enroll in Obamacare and more.
Citizens Council for Health Freedom