A third video has emerged in which ObamaCare consultant Jonathan Gruber attributes the passage of the healthcare law to the ignorance of American voters, describing it as “basic exploitation.”
Gruber’s comments were related to tax increases for high-cost healthcare plans, known as “Cadillac plans,” which he said would have been politically impossible if voters had been aware of the impact.
“It's a very clever, you know, basic exploitation of the lack of economic understanding of the American voter,” Gruber said during a speech at the University of Rhode Island in 2012. “Who are the people going to blame? The evil insurance companies.”
The video was first reported by The Daily Caller.
Gruber came under fire earlier this week for saying in 2013 ObamaCare passed because of “the stupidity of the American voter.”
He apologized for those remarks on Tuesday, calling them “inappropriate” and “off the cuff.”
A second video was reported by Fox News on Tuesday night. In that video, Gruber again suggested that American voters were “too stupid to understand the difference” between subsidy caps and insurance companies taxes for the Cadillac plans.
House Republicans have already said they may hold a hearing to question Gruber about his remarks.