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Obama’s Chief Obamacare Architect Fired for Fraudulent Billing

The name Anthony Gruber should rouse the ire of any freedom loving American in the post-Obama era.

Gruber, as you may recall, was the chief architect of Obamacare.

Though President Obama tried to deny knowing Gruber, internal records showed otherwise.

In public comments after Obamacare passed, Gruber effused with hubris, “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to pass.”

But now Gruber is getting his due.

After it was discovered he was fraudulently over-billing the State of Vermont as a ‘health care consultant’ to the tune of hundreds of thousands, the state’s AG agreement not to prosecute him if he’d agree to just go away.

The question now is whether MIT will retain Gruber as a professor after having been discovered — twice now — as a total fraud.

Here’s more from Daily Signal…

Vermont’s Attorney General has settled the state’s claims of fraud against Jonathan Gruber, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor who served as a technical consultant for President Barack Obama and as one of the chief architects of Obamacare.

Under the terms of the settlement, Gruber will no longer work as a taxpayer-funded economic consultant for the state’s health care system and he won’t seek to be paid any money he might be owed, reports the Rutland Herald, a Vermont newspaper.

For its part under the agreement, the Vermont’s attorney general will not pursue legal action under the Vermont Civil False Claims Act.

Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan announced the settlement on Friday after state investigators wrapped up an inquiry into Gruber’s billing practices.

Officials in Vermont had hired Gruber as an economic consultant to assess, examine and provide economic models for a now-abandoned plan to roll out a single-payer health care system across the tiny state.

The single-payer health care scheme, called Green Mountain Care, was the brainchild of former Gov. Pete Shumlin.

Eventually, Shumlin, a Democrat, decided government-funded health care would be too costly for Vermont’s 625,000 citizens.

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