November 21, 2014 10:39 am -

[su_right_ad]Jonathan Gruber has now been fired by two states following disclosure of remarks he made about Obamacare.  First it was Vermont that canceled his contract, and now it’s North Carolina.

North Carolina’s state auditor on Thursday terminated a contract with Jonathan Gruber, the MIT economics professor and health-care expert whose comments on the Affordable Care Act have generated fury among conservatives.

Auditor Beth Wood (D) had hired Gruber to analyze the state’s Community Care of North Carolina program, which provides managed care to the poor and disabled. Gov. Pat McCrory (R) and state lawmakers involved in reforming the state’s Medicaid system were studying whether to include the Community Care program in the reformed system.

Wood’s office, in consultation with the Republican-led legislature, hired Gruber last November. He spent the year finding and analyzing data from the state Department of Health and Human Services…

Earlier this week, Wood’s office decided they had to fire Gruber because it couldn’t “eliminate [the] appearance of an independence impairment,” according to a timeline released by the Auditor’s office. Wood met with Republican leaders of the General Assembly on Tuesday to inform them of the decision, then called Gruber on Wednesday.[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

5 responses to North Carolina Fires Gruber

  1. tiredoftea November 21st, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Gruber has overplayed his role in the ACA and now he’s paying for it.

  2. Denise November 21st, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    who is he?

  3. RK Johnston November 21st, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Another wonk eats it!
    Too bad, so sad…oh, well, go to Hell!