Top Economist backing Healthcare Paid by Whitehouse

January 14, 2010 11:10

An expert economist who has commented influentially in favor of President Obama’s health care overhaul in major publications, touting the bill’s purported cost-saving effects, has been under a $400,000 contract to model those effects for the Obama administration – unbeknownst to many in the journalistic sphere.

Politico reported Friday that MIT Economist Jon Gruber failed to disclose the fiscal relationship, most of which was established last June, while he offered commentary on the health bill to newspapers and magazines – including Politico.  FULL STORY

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