If you believe that story then you'll believe that although Jonathan Gruber was signed into the White House 19 times and claims to have met personally with Pres. Obama, and yet Obama could barely remember him and said point blank that he wasn't on his team. Problem is, Obama paid him almost half a million dollars, so if jumping the White House fence is this lucrative, I'm going to give it a try. For Johnathan Gruber to be a Washington DC Nobody he sure Went to the White House Often Shenandoah Obamacare Architect Met with Obamacare Author the Afternoon Before His Typo The key is not that he visited the White House a dozen times but who he visited: President Obama – July 20, 2009; March 24, 2009; April 19, 2011; July 22, 2009; July 24, 2009; July 31, 2012 Larry Summers, Director of Obama’s National Economic Council – March 10, 2009 Jeanne Lambrew, Director of White House Office of Health Reform – January 28, 2009; March 7, 2011, January 18, 2012; March 12, 2013; January 15, 2014; June 27, 2014 Peter Orszag, Director of OMB – March 25 & 26, 2009 Jennifer Cannistra, No official position designated other than Executive Assistant – March 24, 2009 Nancy-Ann DeParle, Director of White House Office of Health Reform – April 20, 2011 Jason Furman, Council of Economic Advisers – March 3, 2010 Elizabeth Fowler, Deputy Director of Office of Consumer Information and Oversight at HHS, January 17, 2012; July 29, 2012 Yup, nothing close or cozy with all those visits which, by the way, do not include meetings with the President or his staff at off-site locations. Thus these elites may visually appear to be distant from the administration based on the CYA reporting of the mainstream media, but reality is far different as un-appointed consultants can engage in activities which would embarrass most Presidents, but not this one.