If Jonathan Gruber, architect of ObamaCare, insures his pet cockatoo, I wonder which plan he will choose. But they’ve had RomneyCare since 2007 because of living in Massachusetts, so mandated health insurance is nothing new to them.
In this PBS NewsHour video on the high cost of health care in Massachusetts, the MIT economist points out that his snuggly cockatoo Phoebe “will live to be 100 years old.”
Unless ObamaCare is repealed and replaced, Phoebe will live a lot longer than the average American.
But Gruber’s happy about RomneyCare in Massachusetts which he helped create. “That worked in Massachusetts,” he said. According to PBS, Massachusetts has the highest spending for healthcare of all the states. Their patients also face very long waiting times.
Gruber knew young people are generally healthy and don’t use healthcare that often. He said they need to be forced into buying insurance in order to pay for sick people. If anti-ObamaCare groups “can convince healthy people to stay out of the pool,” he said, “that raises rates for everyone else and that makes the law less successful.”