After refusing to tell Congress how much money he received from taxpayers, Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber was served with a subpoena by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee yesterday.
“This week, Dr. Gruber repeatedly refused to answer several key questions, including the amount of taxpayer funds he received for his work on Obamacare,” chairman Darrell Issa said in a statement. “The American people deserve not just an apology, but a full accounting, which Dr. Gruber must provide.”
Gruber, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology health economics professor, testified before the committee this week after making derogatory comments about how the Affordable Care Act was passed. In several videos uncovered by a Philadelphia investment adviser last month, Gruber mocked the American people and discussed how Democrats deliberately crafted the law under a veil of secrecy.
“The American people deserve not just an apology, but a full accounting,” says @DarrellIssa.
The Obamacare architect provided the committee with a list of federal grants and funding he received from the National Institutes of Health. However, the list omitted several contracts and grants, and lawmakers pressed Gruber to provide more information on the taxpayer dollars he received from state and federal contracts and grants.
He refused to oblige after seeking advice from his lawyer and said he provided what the panel asked for.
According to the list Gruber provided to congressional investigators, he received $134,198 in federal grants.
However, a review conducted by The Daily Signal found that Gruber received $5.9 million in federal and state contacts.
Issa’s subpoena calls for Gruber to provide the committee with all documents and communications involving federal, state and local employees relating to Obamacare and state health insurance exchanges; all information relating to funding from federal and state governments; and documents and communications relating to work on economic models for the federal and state governments.
An Oversight Committee spokesman told The Daily Signal that Gruber has until Dec. 24 to respond to the subpoena.