WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement today after the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing to examine the lack of transparency in the President’s health care law. The hearing included testimony from Dr. Jonathan Gruber, an economist who has been recognized as one of the main architects of the President’s health care law.
“Today’s Oversight hearing further reinforced the failed implementation of the President’s health care law. Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber called the American voters ‘stupid’ and attributed the passage of Obamacare to ‘a lack of government transparency.’ Americans deserve an explanation – they deserve to know why they couldn’t keep their health care plans under Obamacare. They deserve to know if Obamacare was deliberately drafted in a way that purposefully obscured its massive tax hikes from American families. And they deserve to know how many of their hard-earned tax dollars were being paid to Mr. Gruber and other Obamacare architects while they produced work that concealed the real impact of the health care law. I applaud Chairman Issa and Members of the Committee for their commitment to the American people, and look forward to working with my colleagues to get the answers Americans deserve.”