Jonathan Gruber Blames Trump for ObamaCare Cost Spike

‘And then you have a president who comes in, undercuts open enrollment, doesn’t honor the obligation this law makes to insurers’

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EXCERPT:

GRUBER: "Look, and whose fault is this? Before President Trump was elected, there were no counties in America that did not have an insurer. Since President Trump has been elected and massive —"
WALLACE: "Wait, wait, wait. You’re going to blame the problems with ObamaCare on President Trump?"
GRUBER: "We had a situation under ObamaCare, where there was one time premium increase last year that made up for the fact that insurers massively underpriced in the first two years. The problem was fixed, profits were trending positively, insurers were saying positive things about their ability to stay in the exchange, succeed. And then you have a president who comes in, undercuts open enrollment, doesn’t honor the obligations this law makes to insurers —"
WALLACE: "All right."
GRUBER: "— and as a result, premiums are going up and insurers are exiting. You can look at the quotes from insurers themselves."

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