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Former O-Care adviser: Health insurers will be ‘dead’ by 2025
Hill ^ | 07/01/14 | Jesse Byrnes

Posted on 07/01/2014 5:15:41 PM PDT by george76

A key former adviser behind President Obama's healthcare law said the traditional role of health insurers would be "dead" by 2025, predicting massive changes in the industry.

"By 2025, insurance companies as we know them — taking in premiums and paying out — dead," Ezekiel Emanuel

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Emanuel, the older brother of former White House chief of staff and current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, has long argued that health insurers will shift away an employer-based system. By 2025..

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Most Americans currently receive health insurance through their employers.

ObamaCare includes an employer mandate, which requires companies with 50 or more employees to provide health insurance. But the provision was delayed until next year to give

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: deathcare; deathpanels; emanuel; employermandate; ezekielemanuel; health; healthcare; healthinsurers; insurers; obamacare; palinwasright; rahmemanuel

1 posted on 07/01/2014 5:15:41 PM PDT by george76
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The “We have to take some things away from you for your own good” party.


2 posted on 07/01/2014 5:16:51 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Obama - The Scandal a Week President.)
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To: george76
by 2025

I think that is being overly optimistic ...

3 posted on 07/01/2014 5:17:55 PM PDT by doc1019
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And here are my predictions:

There will be a thriving black market for medical treatments.

There will be a thriving black market for medicines

There will be a thriving medical tourism business


4 posted on 07/01/2014 5:21:06 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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“health insurers will shift away an employer-based system.”

when I was growing up in the 70’s, getting a good job with health insurance was a goal. now the goal is applying for obamacare.


5 posted on 07/01/2014 5:21:16 PM PDT by willywill
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To: doc1019
Really....!!!!

I think it's under shooting by 5 or 6 years..

6 posted on 07/01/2014 5:23:56 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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Does this idiot also have any global warming predictions?


7 posted on 07/01/2014 5:24:05 PM PDT by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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Ezekiel Emanuel will be dead before 2025.


8 posted on 07/01/2014 5:31:16 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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Unless Obamacare is done away with in the next few years, I give the health insurance industry little more then 5 years.


9 posted on 07/01/2014 5:31:46 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: willywill
“health insurers will shift away an employer-based system" to Single Payer Government Bureaucratic Healthcare.

Think UK.

10 posted on 07/01/2014 5:37:41 PM PDT by sr4402
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I guess I misread what you posted...........

Fair enough...

11 posted on 07/01/2014 5:38:13 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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LOL! I kind’a thought that and posted what I did to clarify my position. ;-)


12 posted on 07/01/2014 5:41:27 PM PDT by doc1019
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We are good...

No worries...

13 posted on 07/01/2014 5:52:14 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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And all that money that used to go to insurance companies goes into the pockets of apparatchiks like Ezekiel.

It's the fascist way.

14 posted on 07/01/2014 5:52:58 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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"Think UK."

"People living in Britain can obtain private insurance, and about 10 percent of them do. About one-third of people with private insurance purchase it with their own money, while the rest receive it as a benefit of employment. Many of the big multinationals provide such insurance, either to all their employees or to senior executives. It’s considered a plum perk for everyone, and most expats coming to work in the UK consider it an essential benefit."

The UK doesn't tolerate a 100% single-payer system. Neither does Germany. The US will? I think Zeke Emanuel is nuts here. (Particularly after the VA scandal!) That's not to say that large corporations that hire large numbers of unskilled workers won't dump those workers onto Obamacare exchanges. But for skilled workers that companies want/need to attract -- private health insurance will still be there.

15 posted on 07/01/2014 5:53:53 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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Here’s my prediction... Ezekiel will be hiding under an assumed identity in a country without an extradition treaty with the United States.


16 posted on 07/01/2014 5:54:07 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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My insurance was dropped because of Ocare. I’ve been fighting a full month with Blue Cross/Blue Shield. They cashed my check and that was it. I’ve been told by 7 different people on the phone I was insured. No card, no benefits, nothing. One section has no clue what another does. It is breathtaking how screwed up it is. I give this system 2 years at this screwed up pace...and that is screwing up only the individual mandate of 7 million people. It can only get worse when 70 million policies get trashed. No way in Hell can it work. It isn’t working now.


17 posted on 07/01/2014 5:54:24 PM PDT by Lawgvr1955 ( Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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bm


18 posted on 07/01/2014 5:55:07 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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Not gonna happen.

Just look at the amount of $$ they spend lobbying and campaign contributions. Also the extremely lucrative lobbying jobs they provide to politicians between stints in office.


19 posted on 07/01/2014 5:56:07 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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This has been the goal all along. And insurers were stupid enough to fall for it.

When we hang the capitalists they will sell us the rope we use.

Josef Stalin

20 posted on 07/01/2014 5:59:47 PM PDT by Hoodat (Proverbs 29:2)
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Health insurers will be ‘dead’ by 2025

So will I so I don’t care.


21 posted on 07/01/2014 6:03:50 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps.)
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22 posted on 07/01/2014 7:03:17 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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By 2025 the US will be long bankrupt, and may not even exist as we know it.


23 posted on 07/03/2014 7:57:33 AM PDT by Revel
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“health insurers will shift away an employer-based system" to Veterans' Administration Style Single Payer Government Bureaucratic Healthcare.
24 posted on 07/03/2014 8:26:24 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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