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Obama health czar: Obamacare
is driving up insurance rates
before it drives them down

Washington Examiner, by Joel Gehrke

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/14/2013 11:53:59 AM

President Obama’s health care adviser during the Obamacare debate admitted that health insurance rates are rising in anticipation of the implementation of the health care law, but argued that it’s because the law will lower rates later. “[It´s] in anticipation of 2014 and the fact that we’re going to have real competition in the exchanges and rates are going to come down,” Dr. Zeke Emanuel, former White House health care adviser and brother of former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, said on Morning Joe when asked why insurance rates are rising as much as 25 percent.

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I never thought I would live to see the day where things got this bad in Washington. It is depressing and beyond frustrating to watch these insane morons destroy us. Zeke Emanuel is as bad as his sick and twisted brother Rahm.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mitzi, 1/14/2013 11:58:35 AM     (No. 9115762)

Is this a 2013 version of: I voted for it before I voted against it; I voted against it before I voted for it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 1/14/2013 12:00:19 PM     (No. 9115766)

I would ask Zeke to name a single time in our history where medical insurance rates went down...

What a Moron!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/14/2013 12:01:16 PM     (No. 9115768)

Oh, I see.... we´ll glory and revel in the 15% insurance rate deduction, AFTER we´ve seen the 150% increase.

Obama´s "new normal". Depending on the stupidity of people since 2007.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tsquare, 1/14/2013 12:14:05 PM     (No. 9115786)

Competition...does not change basic econ. It might drive out excessive overheads, but when the insurance pool drives out the healthy low risk members, the actual costs of insuring the high risk members will go up.

Agreeing with a previous poster, the health czar seems to be an intellectual moron.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/14/2013 12:22:16 PM     (No. 9115802)

Health insurance rates will continue to go up, if for no other reason, changes in technology.
Zeke is a liar, who has not really practiced medicine on a day to day basis.
He also loves the british health care system.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 1/14/2013 12:22:55 PM     (No. 9115805)

Oh, it´s the things get worse before they get better. Next they´ll tell us that rates went up "unexpectedly." When rates continue to skyrocket, liberal democrats will vilify insurance companies, outlaw private health policies and transform us to a single payer plan which was the objective all along.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: big red navy cheif, 1/14/2013 12:32:48 PM     (No. 9115824)

Doesn´t this bring to mind the passage in "1984" where on one day the chocolate ration is reduced 20%, and then the next day it´s increased 10%, and everyone rejoices?

Strange days indeed...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 1/14/2013 12:37:27 PM     (No. 9115831)

I drive faster on my way to an accident so that I can slow down when I get there. Just more Obama Administration garbage and lies.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: beca, 1/14/2013 12:39:52 PM     (No. 9115841)

rahm´s bro...oh yeah.......i want to hear his opinion............s/o

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Reply 10 - Posted by: beca, 1/14/2013 12:40:51 PM     (No. 9115844)

one more thing...NOTHING IN OBAMALAND does DOWN..................

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Reply 11 - Posted by: privateer, 1/14/2013 12:43:27 PM     (No. 9115849)

Wasn´t Zeke the name of Brer Bear? You know the big, oafish, dull-witted one of the pair repeatedly outwitted by Brer Rabbit. I guess that make Rahm Brer Fox, the little, mean, rascally one. Hussein would be the TB: black, vacant, soul-less--- but dangerous to run up against.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: veritas, 1/14/2013 12:57:54 PM     (No. 9115889)

1. FTA: "[It´s] in anticipation of 2014 and the fact that we’re going to have real competition in the exchanges and rates are going to come down," Dr. Zeke Emanuel, former White House health care adviser

Alice called. You know -- from Wonderland? And no, they don´t want their "health care adviser" back. [She was laughing really hard.]

2. As someone observed, how is it that the same people who think we can´t afford doctors, hospitals, and medical care now, tell us we can afford doctors, hospitals, and medical care, plus a gov´t bureaucracy to run it all?

3. And then to load the insurers with millions of people who have or may have pre-existing conditions, but take away the insurers´ ability to factor those costs into the premiums? And it´s all going to work? Any of it´s going to work?

4. Is it really a stretch to think this has all been designed to destroy our healthcare? It seems a lot more believable almost by the day....

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ziel, 1/14/2013 1:09:28 PM     (No. 9115915)

It is very same situation like with global warming.
It is getting cooler now but just wait in next 10 years it will get really warm unless we do something NOW.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Msctex1, 1/14/2013 1:13:07 PM     (No. 9115925)

Never enough power, never enough time.

It would be easier to just admit it does not, could not and never will work, but then they no longer draw a paycheck.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Miss Daisy, 1/14/2013 1:40:09 PM     (No. 9115988)

Do these idiots actually ever listen to what they are saying?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 1/14/2013 2:01:12 PM     (No. 9116034)

I´m loving every bit of this. First the taxes go up....less take home pay. Now, this. Wait, this is the first of the Obamacare increases. When paychecks get smaller, the love Obama people will start bashing him. Wait they will turn on him.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/14/2013 3:00:35 PM     (No. 9116133)

Well, well, well. Where have they been hiding Zeke for the last four years? He was the Daddy of Obamacare. It was his healthcare plan, complete with budget - which included a mandatory VAT - that was ready to be put on the desk of whoever ended up HHS Secretary after little Tommy Daschle crashed and burned.

Not a peep out of Zeke for four years. He must have a new book coming out.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/14/2013 4:30:09 PM     (No. 9116283)

July 2008 article on Emanuel by Betsy McCaughey that went viral and created quite a stir = Deadly Doctors:

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/item_PU6S0iok2FbS368B7d7mAM;jsessionid=0510E00DA9BBA516846FA29866A0D1F7

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Reply 19 - Posted by: EQKimball, 1/14/2013 4:48:16 PM     (No. 9116316)

Just as tuition has gone down since the federal government took over the student loan business.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: hamrman, 1/14/2013 6:04:21 PM     (No. 9116449)

Really nice theory Comrade Czar, but no cigar...it has to go up before it comes down?...that is truly evolutionary (probably even revolutionary). I prefer Newton´s Third Law of Motion...for EVERY action there is an equal and opposite REACTION! The going up part is the reaction and it´s not coming down!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/14/2013 8:29:48 PM     (No. 9116684)

Now he is Zeke ? Wasn´t Ezekiel Manuel the originator of death panels ?

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