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March 4, 2014 - 11:02 am

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.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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You've got to admit, this administration has done more to improve the social status of conspiracy theorists in society than Bush ever did! It's not quite so crazy to walk around with tin hats these days!
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The further we get into the second term, the less paranoid the crazies of 2008 sound. I thought some of the stuff was over the top, and I've despised Obama's agenda all along, but those farther out than me have been right more often than I have.
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Repealing ObamaCare will only be the first step in the process the US needs to go through to enable cheaper, higher quality healthcare. Skyrocketing healthcare costs have been caused by government regulation of the healthcare industry. We need to undo all the causes of unaffordable healthcare.

I go into more detail about what must be done here:
http://objectivismforintellectuals.wordpress.com/2013/09/20/why-healthcare-in-the-us-is-so-expensive-and-what-can-be-done-about-it/
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ObamaCare has been deliberately designed to fail, put private health insurance out of business, and force the rest of us into rationed, government-run medical treatment. Progressives have always been about eugenics, and population control. This is the way to get it. I have wondered for a long time why no one had been aggressively pro-active regarding the tsunami of Baby Boomers who are retiring now. I believe ObamaCare is the Final Solution for us.

Principles for allocation of scarce medical interventions
www.thelancet.com Vol 373 January 31, 2009. 423 ... complete lives system—prioritises younger people who have not yet lived a complete life ...
http://www.ncpa.org/pdfs/PIIS0140673609601379.pdf

In January, 2009, Dr. Emanuel published a paper in the Lancet [Persad, Govind,
... We recommend an alternative system--the complete lives system--...
http://www.examiner.com/article/dr-ezekiel-emanuel-obama-s-top-health-care-advisor-advocates-denying-care-to-elderly-and-disabled

Betsy McCaughey: Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel Wants Health-Care ...
Aug 27, 2009 ... In the Lancet, Jan. 31, 2009, Dr. Emanuel and co-authors presented a "complete
lives system" for the allocation of very scarce resources ...
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052970203706604574374463280098676
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"Complete Lives" Betsy McCaughey: Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel Wants Health-Care ...

Aug 27, 2009 ... In the Lancet, Jan. 31, 2009, Dr. Emanuel and co-authors presented a "complete
lives system" for the allocation of very scarce resources, such ...

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052970203706604574374463280098676
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Certainly prices will go up and quality of coverage will go down. Can't repeal the laws of economics.
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Insurance companies are not the problem, it's the system that they operate in. they will either respond to consumers bc of free markets and competition, or they will respond to gov't through lobbyists who set their fees and allow them raise rates, and can pay attention or ignore consumer complaints if they are lobbied hard enough.
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Ah yes, the creepy bastard who wants the "unproductive" to die. And that is lifted from any number of quotes from his very own malignant mouth.

And he wasn't talking about food stamp and welfare recipients when he classified "unproductive." He meant the inconvenient innocents who happened to be "to old" or "too young" to bother about when they get very sick.

Again:
People like this vicious monster want to decide whether you're even born, and when you should die.
25 weeks ago
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What would happen to his sister who has cerebral palsy?
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People with money will buy their own treatment. Like Obama said when asked if ObamaCare was good enough for HIS family:President Obama Questioned about Health Care in ABC News - Go ...

Jun 24, 2009 ... President Obama answers questions about health care reform ... The president
refused to make such a pledge, though he allowed that if "it's my family ... if it's my grandmother, I always want them to get the very best care.
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/HealthCare/story?id=7919991
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Protected by the "progressive" Mafia, of course.
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We Americans are becoming a people of the government, by the government, and for the government, thereby neatly undoing the American Revolution and restoring the British aristocratic system.
The free voted to enslave themselves.
Very sad.
26 weeks ago
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Insurance companies might die - but the need for their function lives on and will happen one way or another - probably less efficiently when fragmented among smaller health care delivery networks.

Emanuel delights in "sticking it to the man" fashion but can't claim any significant savings will result from the upheaval. Counting on ACOs - physician organizations that will supposedly proliferate and act as mini-insurance companies as well are a central planner's pipedream. Remember 'physician hospital organizations' spawned by the threat of Hillarycare? Now there's some non-proliferation for you.
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Obama lied, freedom died.
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They're not even bothering to pretend anymore.
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