More recently, government officials in Vermont hired Gruber because they were considering a single-payer healthcare insurance scheme--Green Mountain Care--for the state's 625k citizens. Gruber was to be paid up to $400k to assess, examine, and provide economic models for the scheme using his "Microsimulation Model" that (no surprise here) ultimately proved to be too expensive.
And so was Gruber.
According to the Rutland Herald, it was the state's Democrat officials who discovered something fishy going on with Dr. Gruber. Evidently, Gruber submitted at least 2 false claims that vilolated Vermont’s Civil False Claims Act, billing the state for hours that neither Gruber nor his research assistant actually worked. So, the State's Auditor, Doug Hoffer, referred Gruber's billing practices to the State's Attorney General T.J. Donovan.
Last Friday, Donovan offered to settle the matter, requiring Gruber to forgo any further payments from the state that he might be owed.
Isn't that so very generous on the part of Dr. Gruber?
But, don't forget, Gruber belongs to the "protected class," as Peggy Noonan calls it, so he gets off scott free.
Gruber proudly wasn't transparent with the truth about Obamacare and he subsequently wasn't transparent with his billing practices.
Getting the picture? Absolutely no consequences.
But, that's an exclusive privilege for those who belong to the protected class, like all of those Jonathan Grubers, not those who belong to unprotected class, like all of those Joseph and Josephine Schlubs who are always held to account.
D.R.A.I.N. T.H.E. S.W.A.M.P.
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