While arguing against getting rid of the Affordable Care Act, Ezekiel Emanuel, an oncologist and former health policy advisor in the administration of Barack Obama, told CNBC on Tuesday that Republicans and Democrats need to put politics aside to tweak urgent problems with the 2010 health-care law.
“We need to have a timeline that’s over the next few months that’s going to stabilize the exchanges, but primarily try to bring the premiums down in the exchanges,” said Emanuel, an architect of the ACA, better known as Obamacare. He’s currently chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania.
Breitbart.com (Sept. 22) takes issue with Obamacare architect Ezekiel Emanuel’s latest Atlantic column. In it, he explains why he does not want to live past the age of 75. The main gripe by Breitbart, is over Emanuel’s perceived view of human life as being merely “utilitarian.” Perhaps arguably, during another time, Emanuel’s opinion piece would receive scarce mention, but for the fact he is seen as the chief constructor of the Affordable Care Act- – during its formative years. Breitbart also takes Emanuel to task for a brightly colored chart included in his Atlantic piece, designed to convey to anyone over the age of 75 that very likely their best years are behind them – – as of 10 years ago.
Breitbart also finds fault with those advocating what they term a “structured Utopia”, one in which “the idea that individual liberty and the rights of the individual must be subjugated by the need to perfect society and the future.”
At one time, Emanuel served as Special Advisor for Health Policy – – to the Obama administration.