The Architect of Obamacare, Ezekiel Emanuel, Interviewed by Megyn Kelly

| October 28 2013
David Leeper

Obamacare-flow-chartObamacare is looking more and more like some sort of Rube-Goldberg parody of a healthcare system. Does this lumbering leviathan actually have some architects who still stand behind it?

The answer is yes, and in the video below, we get to see and hear one of them as Fox News’ Megyn Kelly tries to interview Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel. He is a bioethicist, which is a person who studies controversial ethics questions brought about by advances in biology and medicine.

The core of the interview is about the president’s (in)famous promise that Americans who like their health care plan and doctors can keep both. And he promised premiums would go down. In practice, for millions, those promises are turning out to be false. Why is that, and who is to blame?

Emanuel blames the insurance companies, and (evidently) the insurance companies blame Obamacare, which has forced them to make so many “upgrades” that they have to terminate old policies and offer new ones compliant with Obamacare regulations.

Defenders of Obamacare say that insurance companies didn’t have to cancel old policies. But according to Obamacare’s critics, insurance companies really had no choice because any change at all to any policy makes it, by law, a “new” policy subject to mandatory coverages and other restrictions that come with Obamacare.

Obama - Used Car SalesmanDid the president know he was making a promise that wouldn’t/couldn’t be kept? Or did he pay so little attention to detail that he actually thought people could keep their insurance plans and doctors? Did he even bother to care?

Does it matter?

I guess in the future, when the president or anyone else in Big Government starts making promises on just about anything, we should visualize them in a Hawaiian shirt with two gold chains, trying to sell us a used car.

And how do you feel about Dr. Emanuel making  ”bioethical” heath care decisions and promises for you and your family?

8 comments
NeilFeuer
NeilFeuer

The main point I wanted to make with the movie "red river"' was the wranglers on the drive told Wayne it can't be done, take them to Kansas.

He wouldn't listen to his men, he was the judge and jury, his law(as Obama, won't listen to the people of America, we don't want this law, we want our doctor patient relationship, we want our privacy and freedom to choose and not be told by government what to do).

Just like Wayne didn't listen to his men, Obama isn't listening to WE THE PEOPLE, WE ARE LIKE THOSE WRANGLERS ON AN IMPOSSIBLE DRIVE, WE WANT A GOVERNMENT FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, WE WANT FREEDOM OF CHOICE!

JUST LIKE THE CONSTITUTION SAYS, AND NO MAN IS ABOVE THE LAW,

Wayne didn't listen, as Obama is not listening, Wayne paid the price, and so will Obama!

Remember the Roman Empire, the strongest army in the world, they were unbeatable. At the end, who brought them down, THE ROMAN PEOPLE BROUGHT THEM DOWN, JUST AS WE THE PEOPLE WILL,

NeilFeuer
NeilFeuer

My immediate reaction is like most people we know we cannot trust our government, no way no how, not with all the scandals and lies thrown right in our faces. David's article should awaken everyone up and recognize our problem which in my book can only be cured once Obama is out of office. As long as he reigns, we have little hope, unless the good guys, (like Cruz and Lee and the new guns in town, are bold and relentless, and Obama is tar and feathered!

My favorite western movie was and is "Red River", (I am a frustrated cowboy), with John Wayne and Montgomery Cliff. Wayne builds the biggest ranch in Texas and adopts Cliff as a step son. Cliff comes home after years in the Civil War finding out their is no money in Texas, even their cattle, some 10,000 head aren't worth a plug nickel a head, "quote".

Wayne decides to take the herd in a 1000 mile impossible drive to Missouri where the railroad is and there is a market for good beef. Cliff draws up a map but Wayne says its the long way and he will not relent, regardless. He makes men work and take his orders, while they are driving the herd without a break. Wayne becomes the law and no one can or will stop him. Three of the wranglers run away one night, and Wayne sends men after them. Upon their return Wayne's says I am going to hang you. Shockingly, Cliff says no you won't!

Who will stop me the Duke says. I will , you were wrong Cliff says.

The Duke has list his way along the impossible drive and won't listen to anyone that there is a railroad much closer in Kansas. One of the three run away wranglers tells Wayne that this herd doesn't belong to just Wayne, it belongs to every Texan, man woman or child in Texas, but Wayne won't listen to reason, HE HAS LOST HIS WAY, and with that Cliff stops the Duke, takes the herd to Kansas, where there just happens to be a railroad, and all of the wranglers go with Cliff.

Obama lost his way along time ago, he thinks he is King and the law, there is no one above him or able to stop him, or so he believes.

But we have young guns willing to stand up to him regardless what it takes, and as said at the beginning of Red River, Wayne to Cliff, "take em to Missouri", in our time, we will have to see who is brave enough to lead who will follow, I will!

sleepergirl
sleepergirl

The federal government has INDEED mandated minimum (according to feds) level of coverage.  That means a family of four where the parents are in their late 50s with two teenage sons would have to pay for pre-natal care, maternity care, and pediatric care, for example.  So all Americans (who pay for premiums) must carry insurance with ALL the bells and whistles HHS things we need. - or else.  With the newly mandated coverages, how can private insurers not charge more for policies?  It's simple economics and smart business!  Then there's the fact that the cost of high-risk patients will be "spread around" to healthier patients as they pick up the tab for the oldest and/or sickest.

Ron Johnson is proposing a bill in the senate this week "If You Like Your Healthcare, You Can Keep it Act". Fred Upton in the House is floating a bill that would allow some consumers to retain healthcare plans that do not meet new coverage standards under ObamaCare. Upton will introduce legislation that expands the Affordable Care Act "grandfather" clause to include plans sold on the individual market in January 2013. Under the bill, health insurance companies would be allowed to continue selling policies available on and before that date. 

This would personally be good news to me.  I checked with my own insurer about my individual plan to ask whether I was "grandfathered," since I heard the date was March 2010.  It seems that the drop-dead date was March 23,2010, when Obama signed the law.  Unfortunately I enrolled in my plan on March 31, one week later.  Upton's bill would allow be to stay "whole."

ElaineSchiff
ElaineSchiff

@NeilFeuer this bunch that has infested our white house is following the Clowart-Piven-or Alinski method-Overwhelm the system, break it down-be it food stamps , housing jobs, healthcare every thing-Isolate and make fun of anyone who does not go along-make up lies, use the information collected to blackmail anyone not going along-Smear, Lie and laugh at any one not in our leaky lifeboat-

WesternFreePress
WesternFreePress moderator

@sleepergirl Obamacare cannot possibly work. Are the statists really this stupid, or did they know it could not possibly work all along?

ElaineSchiff
ElaineSchiff

@WesternFreePress @sleepergirl it was planned to fail-to cattle prod us into one pen(except the "Special People"-at some point they will dole out to the most needed for their good, those serfs that they need kept alive-