Gruber and Others on Obama's Health Plan Guarantee

WASHINGTON - June 19, 2009 - Associated Press

"MIT's Jonathan Gruber, a leading health economist, said Obama's promise shouldn't be taken as a sign that Americans will be able to keep indefinitely the same coverage they have now. 'With or without reform, that won't be true,' said Gruber. 'His point is that the government is not going to force you to give up what you have, but that's not to say other circumstances won't make that happen.' Gruber predicts only a small share of employers will drop coverage, and they will use the money they would have spent on premiums to give raises to their workers."