Politics & Policy

MIT Prof Who Advised Romney Says Romneycare, Obamacare ‘Same’

Jonathan Gruber, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor who advised both Mitt Romney and President Obama on the construction of their health-care programs, is irritated that Romney is trying to draw distinctions between the two programs on the campaign trail.

“The problem is there is no way to say that,” Gruber told Capital New York. “Because they’re the same f***ing bill. He just can’t have his cake and eat it too. Basically, you know, it’s the same bill. He can try to draw distinctions and stuff, but he’s just lying. The only big difference is he didn’t have to pay for his. Because the federal government paid for it. Where at the federal level, we have to pay for it, so we have to raise taxes.”

Katrina Trinko — Katrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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