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State Says Contractor Will Finish Work For Free

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
State Says Contractor Will Finish Work For Free

A consultant on health care to the Shumlin administration will finish out his work under a $450,000 contract with the state without getting any more money than the $160,000 he's already been paid.

Lawrence Miller, director of health reform for Governor Peter Shumlin, says Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist Jonathan Gruber will finish his work helping the administration develop a financing plan for its universal health care plan without receiving more money.

Gruber said Wednesday that he had no comment.

Videos have surfaced during the past week showing Gruber saying the federal Affordable Care Act passed with the help of a lack of transparency and the stupidity of American taxpayers.

Miller echoed comments earlier this week by Shumlin saying the administration strongly disagrees with those comments.

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