The Reaper Curve: Ezekiel Emanuel used the above chart in a Lancet article to illustrate the ages on which health spending should be focused. “Principles for Allocation of Scarce Medical Interventions” The Lancet, January 31, 2009 making way for death panels as part of his system and part of the ObamaCare plan!
PJ Tatler: Ezekial Emanuel, the brother of Rahm Emanuel and former health care adviser to President Obama, is just salivating at the thought of the demise of health insurance companies. Why, he’s downright gleeful.
Ezekial Emanuel, brother of Chicago mayor and former Obama staffer Rahm Emanuel, is cheerily predicting that Obamacare will bring about the death of the private insurance companies in the US. Ezekiel makes the provocative prediction in the New Republic.
Emanuel writes that Obamacare is already causing insurance companies to either die or evolve into something else. “The good news is you won’t have insurance companies to kick around much longer,” he writes.
Obamacare was not sold to the American people as a means of destroying private health insurance companies or even forcing them into turning into a different type of company. It was sold as a means of bringing insurance costs down while increasing access. It has turned out to cause about 6.2 million Americans to lose their insurance while forcing some Americans to buy insurance or pay a fine to the IRS. “If you like your healthcare, you can keep your healthcare,” President Barack Obama repeatedly promised. Emanuel’s article provides more evidence that the president was knowingly lying, and that people like Emanuel, who were close advisers while Obamacare was being written, knew that it would cause chaos for millions of Americans and their insurance.
Emanuel writes that Obamacare is already causing some medical services providers to seek exclusive contracts with employers, cutting insurance plans out but also limiting the choices available to customers.
Ezekiel has consistently predicted, after Obamacare became law, that it would kill insurance companies. While Obamacare was being debated, Democrats denied that its purpose was to destroy private health insurance companies. Emanuel claims, without providing any evidence, that Americans will be happier in the new employer-based health provider networks.
“So be prepared to kiss your insurance company good-bye forever,” Emanuel concludes at the end of the article.
About 85% of Americans were happy with their healthcare before Obamacare.
It’s really no secret that the Democrats’ plan all along was single payer. Some just aren’t willing to admit it.
Update: Emanuel appeared on Morning Joe talking about how great Obamacare is doing. He didn’t, however, mention his glee at the coming demise of the insurance companies.
He also did not mention his creepy ‘Complete Lives System’. In 2009 Betsy McCaughey warned about Obama’s Health Rationer-in-Chief and now we are standing at the door…
Cross-Posted at True Health Is True Wealth (THITW)