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Posted on 12/01/2011 8:46:00 AM PST by Academiadotorg
Presidential appointees, Betsy McCaughey wrote in her 2010 pamphlet, Obama Health Law: What it says and how to overturn it (Encounter Books). will decide what insurance plans cover, how much leeway your doctor will have, and what seniors get under Medicare.
Chief among these advisors is Dr. Ezekial Emanuel, brother of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. Since McCaughey, a former lieutenant governor of New York, typed those words, Rahm Emanuel has become mayor of Chicago while his brother has landed at the University of Pennsylvania where he serves as vice-provost and professor.
Dr. Emanuel has already been appointed to two key positions: health policy advisor at the Office of Management and Budget and member of the Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research, McCaughey noted of his White House years. Dr. Emanuel says that health care reform will not be pain-free and that the usual recommendations for cutting medical spending (often urged by the president) are mere window dressing.
McCaughey offers extensive quotes from the good doctor which appeared in the popular press and in medical journals. Since these were his advice, as quoted in public, one might wonder what chilling, hair-raising counsel he offered his brother and his boss privately.
Vague promises of savings from cutting waste, enhancing prevention and wellness, installing electronic medical records, and improving quality are merely lipstick cost control, more for show and public relations than for true change, Dr. Emanuel wrote in the Journal of the American Medical Association on February 27, 2008.
Dr. Emanuel gave us an idea of what true change would involve. When implemented, the complete lives system produces a priority curve on which individuals aged between roughly 15 and 40 years get the most substantial chance..."
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