Although Gruber’s remarks were made long after the passage of the law, the comments are a real problem for the Affordable Care Act’s supporters, because one of the key arguments against the lawsuits is that no one who worked on the law envisioned denying subsidies to those in federally run-exchanges.
Virtually all of the law’s supporters, from the lawmakers who voted for it it to the president who signed it, say that the subsidies were always meant to be available to federally run exchanges. Democrats and liberals hoped to undercut the challenge to the law by framing it as a partisan effort to destroy the Affordable Care Act. Gruber himself previously said that the challengers were offering a “nutty,” “screwy,” and “stupid” reading of the law.
Well, well, well...Looks like the Liberals forgot to get the memo to get rid of the evidence that they planned for the law to prevent subsidies in states that didn't have their own exchanges.