A third video surfaced Wednesday featuring the Affordable Care Act architect at the center of controversy over remarks he made last year about how the health law was passed discussing how to fool the public.
The video shows Jonathan Gruber speaking at the University of Rhode Island in 2012 about how the American voter would reject a tax on their health plans. The footage captures Gruber explain, however, that policy makers could easily convince individuals to allow the government to tax "those evil insurance companies" who would then pass the cost down to their customers.
"It's a very clever, you know, basic exploitation of the lack of economic understanding of the American voter," Gruber concluded.
Gruber, who helped craft the controversial law, was heavily criticized this week after video of him surfaced saying a “lack of transparency” and the “stupidity of the American voter” were “really critical” in moving the landmark legislation through Congress.
In another video shot in 2013, the Obamacare architect said, “The American voters are too stupid the understand the difference."
Appearing on MSNBC Tuesday, Gruber said he regretted making the comments.
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