Jonathan Gruber Fired from Massachusetts State Health Board

You probably remember the name Jonathan Gruber, the so-called “architect” of Obamacare whose comments about “the stupidity of the American voter” and the lack of transparency surrounding the health care law helped it get passed put him under the national microscope. Gruber became a household name (especially to Fox News viewers), and now he has been axed from a high-ranking position.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (a Republican) demanded Gruber and three other members of the state Health Connector Board resign, and received all their resignations.

And as Gruber tells it, his infamous comments were not the reason why. He said, “All that was communicated to me is that the governor would like to have his own set of people on the Connector.”

And this is not the first gig Gruber has lost after the media firestorm last year; North Carolina fired Gruber from his consulting job and Vermont basically ended his consultant work with them the same way.

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