Obamacare architect: OK, fine, our law isn’t controlling costs

Obamacare architect: OK, fine, our law isn’t controlling costs

You remember Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, don’t you? He’s the brother of Rahm, who played an instrumental role in crafting and promoting Obamacare — and who occasionally lets the truth slip regarding its myriad broken promises. Here he is admitting what has become painfully obvious: The so-called ‘Affordable’ Care Act that he helped design, and that Democrats marketed to the public as a cost-reduction measure, is failing by its own standards.  “We need to focus on cost control,” means “the law isn’t controlling costs.”  The doctor is correct on this point:

With the open enrollment deadline for Obamacare looming next month, one of the chief architects of the president’s health law said Friday the plans offered on government-run exchanges need to be more affordable in order to boost participation rates. High-deductible plans are part of the problem, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel added…”Even though I am a liberal, I think we really have to focus on cost control. Affordability is absolutely critical across the board, because if we don’t have affordable plans we are not going to get universal coverage. They are intimately linked,” said Emanuel…He did acknowledge: “We’ve overplayed the high-deductible plans. People are feeling this is less and less insurance. And just more and more, ‘I’m paying out of my pocket.’

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