Obamacare Architect Blames This Republican for Insurers Bowing Out

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Obamacare Architect: Affordable Care Act is a big improvement

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Obamacare Architect: Affordable Care Act is a big improvement

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, University of Pennsylvania Chair of Medical Ethics and Health, on the future of Obamacare.

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act, joined the FOX Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo to discuss the law, which he does not view as a failure despite its problems.

“Go back to 2009 before the Affordable Care Act was passed,” he said. “Fifty million Americans uninsured – 20 million of them now have insurance because of the Affordable Care Act.”

He also argued that the law has helped bring down health care costs, including, “Negative growth on a per person basis in Medicaid and Medicare and lower commercial rates than we had during the Bush Administration – both on getting people enrolled and on getting costs under control…and it’s come in way under budget."

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He also addressed why major insurers like Aetna (NYSE:AET) and UnitedHealth (NYSE:UNH) have bowed out.


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