Congressional Republicans to grill Obamacare consultant at hearing

Economist Jonathan Gruber speaks at a conference of the Workers Compensation Research Institute in BostonBy Susan Cornwell and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the U.S. Congress plan to renew their attacks on President Barack Obama and his signature healthcare plan on Tuesday when they grill a consultant who said “the stupidity of the American voter” helped ensure the law’s passage. Representative Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said panel members will ask consultant Jonathan Gruber about possible deceptions and a lack of transparency in the 2010 Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. …

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