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Analysis shows Gruber's predictions for ObamaCare were inaccurate

New analysis reveals that the now infamous ObamaCare adviser, Jonathan Gruber, made several miscalculations about the success of the healthcare system when it was being designed.

Analysis by the conservative think tank Manhattan Institute shows, for instance, that premiums under ObamaCare rose by an average of 49 percent. Gruber told the Washington Post in 2009 that, "What we know for sure the bill will do is that it will lower the cost of buying non-group health insurance."

Fox News reports the analysis shows Gruber's predictions concerning who would qualify for the ObamaCare subsidies and how much average savings would result from the act also ended up being inaccurate.

Gruber did, however, correctly contradict President Obama's promise that "if you like your plan, you can keep your plan." He told AP in 2009, "With or without reform, that won't be true. [Obama's] 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."