That’s what the problem was from the beginning; the cost of health care which high premiums reflect. Instead, the Obama administration focused on premiums and scapegoating insurance company when the real problem is the cost of the care we receive and the way we receive it. Oh yes, and the people who receive it.
Health-care reform needs to focus on costs: Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel
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.
“We have to get the costs overall of the health-care system down. That needs to be the focus. That’s actually a bipartisan issue. And that requires changing how we deliver care. That requires changing the financial incentives,” he said.