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Harris questions NIH grant to Gruber
Harris questions NIH grant to Gruber

Maryland Rep. Andy Harris on Wednesday questioned a National Institutes of Health grant awarded to MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, an administration health care consultant who has come under fire for recent comments about the "stupidity of the American voter." "Recent developments related to Dr. Gruber raise questions about his objectivity and judgment, and thus the utility of his research," Harris and Republican Rep. Joe Pitts of Pennsylvania wrote in a letter to Dr. Francis Collins, the director of Bethesda-based NIH. Gruber has received $1.5 million from the agency to study how seniors choose Medicare Part D plans, according to the letter. Harris and Pitts said...