Dr. Ezekial Emanuel has been described as President Obama's "Chief Architect" for the Affordable Care Act. He has been hitting all the media outlets defending the #ACA and attempting to explain away the individual policies that people are losing all over the country. Dr. Emanuel wants you to know that it's not a bad thing that Americans are losing insurance coverage that they liked; that they felt they could afford.
And to illustrate this, Dr. Emanuel repeatedly draws comparisons to purchasing a new car.
This morning on FoxNews Sunday -
"The second thing is, just as we have safety standards for cars, you can't buy a car without a seat belt. You can't buy a car without an air bag. You can drive them, we're not going to take you off the road. But if you're going to buy a new car, you have to have safety"
It's not a car. It's healthcare insurance.
Healthcare insurance that you are mandated by law to obtain and pay for.
If you don't want a new car, you don't have to buy a new car. The law doesn't say that you "must" buy a car. The IRS will not penalize you if you don't buy a car.
Stop comparing it to a car.
So, you may ask - "What kind of guy would try to mislead people this way?"
Well, I'm glad you asked! I give you, Dr. Ezekial Emanuel, "bioethicist".
Obama's Health Rationer-in-Chief
White House health-care adviser Ezekial Emanuel blames the Hippocratic Oath for the overuse of medical care.
Sounds nice, doesn't it? "Overuse" because your doctor is paying attention to his Hippocratic Oath and taking care of you and not society as a whole. Yeah, the "Complete Lives System". I don't know about you, but as a Multiple Myeloma patient who at times has required chemo costing over $22,000 in the space of one month.....this isn't the guy I want anywhere near my healthcare.