Today, outgoing chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Darrel Issa (R-CA), announced he has subpoenaed ObamaCare contractor, M.I.T. professor Jonathan Gruber, “for all documents and communications with federal, state, or local government employees related to aspects of his work on the President’s health care law.”
[quote]“As one of the architects of ObamaCare, Jonathan Gruber is in a unique position to shed light on the ‘lack of transparency’ surrounding the passage of the President’s health care law, however he has so far been unwilling to fully comply with the Oversight Committee’s repeated requests,” Issa said in a statement. “This week, Dr. Gruber repeatedly refused to answer several key questions, including the amount of taxpayer funds he received for his work on ObamaCare.”[/quote]
Gruber testified Tuesday before the Committee about his role in developing the President’s health care law and apologized for giving the appearance of “arrogance” in a series of videotapes recently exposed that show Gruber referring to the “stupidity of the American voter.” In his videotaped speeches to colleagues, Gruber also indicated that voters had to be deceived in order for health care reform to get passed.
Since the videotapes surfaced, Obama administration officials have sought to minimize the appearance of Gruber’s role in developing and implementing ObamaCare.
The subpoena demands:
1. All documents and communications to or from any federal, state, or local government employee, including, but not limited to, any document or communication referring or relating to the Affordable Care Act or federal and state health care exchanges.
2. All documents and communications referring or relating to funding, for research or otherwise, from any federal, state, or local government agency, including, but not limited to, any contract(s) with a federal, state, or local government agency.
3. All documents and communications referring or relating to work product produced to any federal, state, or local government agency, for any purpose, including, but not limited to, the results of any and all economic models or simulations.