Gruber received a no-bid contract from the government to specifically work on the health care bill. The bid was made May 21, 2009 and awarded June 21, 2009 for $297,600.
According to the Wall St. Journal, Gruber also received an additional $95,000.
Mr. Gruber is a health economist and former Clinton Treasury hand, as well an architect of Mitt Romney’s 2006 health plan in Massachusetts that so closely resembles ObamaCare. His econometric health-care modelling is well-regarded. So his $297,600 plum from the Department of Health and Human Services in March for “technical assistance” estimating changes in insurance costs and coverage under ObamaCare, plus another $95,000 job, is at least defensible.
But wait – there’s more – Gruber did work on the Medicare Part D legislation. For the past three years, he has received a $280,000 salary for working on Medicare Part D from the National Institute of Health. That’s an additional $850,000
Since 2008, Jonathan Gruber has collected over $1.2M of taxpayer money.