President Donald Trump is to blame for the failures of Obamacare, according to one of the healthcare program’s architects, Jonathan Gruber.
The MIT economics professor, who was instrumental in the creation of the Obamacare system, pointed the finger at Trump during an interview with Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.” Wallace noted that healthcare premiums have gone up as insurance companies are leaving some markets. Premiums went up 24 percent last year under Obamacare, and the average number of insurers in each marketplace fell from 5.9 to 3.9, Wallace observed.
“Look, and who’s fault is this? Before President Trump was elected there were no counties in America that did not have an insurer,” Gruber responded.
The Daily Caller reports:
Gruber went on to claim that Trump has undercut the open enrollment program in Obamacare and “doesn’t honor the obligations this law makes to insurers.”
“As a result premiums are going up and insurers are exiting,” he said.
Gruber became a household name in 2014, as Obamacare went into effect, after videos surfaced of him speaking candidly about how the Obama administration intentionally misled the American public about certain aspects of the bill.
Gruber has staked his entire reputation and career on the success of Obamacare, so it’s no surprise he continues to defend it in the face of imminent failure.