Spicer: Gruber Should Spend More Time at MIT and Let Us Repeal ObamaCare

‘Respectfully I think he should just hang out more time at MIT and allow good ideas to continue to come forward’

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SPICER: "I think that the plan that he helped create hasn’t done so well for -- for Americans seeking health insurance. Again, I don’t have to go over the numbers. But just think about what -- what he sought out to do. I mean, there was a pool of people that needed health care. They got about 9 million of them. You've got 14.4 plus or minus million of people who claimed a hardship exemption as they had no insurance, that are not receiving Medicaid, that don’t qualify for any other assistance, who can’t afford ObamaCare. And then you’ve got another 6 million plus that have chosen to pay the penalty. So I would argue that just on what he sought to achieve in the plan that he helped craft didn’t achieve too many great results. Of the people that did get it, the premiums have gone sky high, their choices have gone down and single handedly had a tremendous effect through the rest of the health care system. So people who weren’t even affected by ObamaCare initially have now paid higher premiums and get less choices. So, even for the 175 million people who get employer based health care, they felt the impact of what he sought out to do through higher prices, fewer choices. So, respectfully I think that he should just hang out more time at MIT and focus -- and allow good ideas to continue to come forward, so that we can focus on achieving the president’s goal of doing what he sought out in the first place."

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