Obamacare Architect Gruber Called to Testify Before Congress

Controversial Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber has been called to testify about “repeated transparency failures and outright deceptions surrounding Obamacare,” the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee announced Friday.

“From the outset, the health law has been the poster child for this administration’s broken transparency promises,” Chairman Darrell Issa said in a statement.

“[Gruber] publicly lauded the ‘lack of transparency’ that was necessary to pass the law and credited ‘the stupidity of the American voter’ that allowed the administration to mislead the public,” said the California Republican, adding that he expected the MIT economist to testify about the “arrogance and deceptions surrounding the passage and implementation of Obamacare.”

Gruber was given until Nov. 24 to respond to the committee in the letter sent Thursday evening.

The committee also sent a letter Thursday night to Marilyn Tavenner, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), requesting she appear on Dec. 9 to explain erroneous statements she made before the committee about the administration meeting its Obamacare enrollment goals.