MIT’s Jonathan Gruber on Fox “News”: “Betsy McCaughey Is Not An Expert On” Health Care
This is good. Betsy McCaughey is a corporate shill who has been pushing health care propaganda for decades. Neil Cavuto isn’t much better, and I love how Gruber grins as soon as McCaughey’s name is mentioned at about the 3:50 mark.
Cavuto: So right now, with the percentage of young people signing up, you’re saying it’s about on track.
Gruber: What I’m saying is right now, it looks on track. We won’t know for sure, really, until May when we see the 2015 rates. If you’re right, Neil, and there’s a disaster in young people not signing up, we’ll see a huge spike in rates in May 2015.
Cavuto: So why do so many people, Jonathan, worry about what could be the next shoe to drop, and that is their own bosses maybe shifting them off their policies to the President’s plan, to the exchanges, private, public, or otherwise, but not what they’re used to. And we have Betsey McCaughey, who has been sort of crunching the numbers, disagrees with you, and you can obviously disagree with her, she says that that figure will balloon - 25 million more Americans will have to be shifted out of what they have into something else.
Gruber: Look, Betsey McCaughey is not an expert on this. Her numbers don’t really carry merit -
Cavuto: What is then? (crosstalk) Do you think millions of people will be shifted out of what they have when the Employer Mandate kicks in? When bosses have to decide, yay or nay, “I’m going to keep this or not.”
Gruber: Based on the estimates of the Congressional Budget Office, a non-partisan institution, is that six million people will be leaving their employee sponsored insurance plan.
Cavuto: So not 25 then?
Gruber: No, not 25 million. The estimates from the Congressional-
Cavuto: So you think on the downroad, this is going to pick up? Things are going to get better?
Gruber: Yes. Absolutely.