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

Posted: October 28, 2013 at 3:30 pm   /   by

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?