Fox’s Chris Wallace asks Obamacare adviser Ezekial Emanuel about Obama’s “you can keep your doctor” pledge, noting that under Obamacare, there are reduced networks that cut out many doctors and hospitals, so effectively you cannot keep your doctor.
Emanuel’s response was “The President never said that you had unlimited choice”. When pressed further by Wallace, “Did Obama say you could keep your doctor?” Emanuel finally says, yes, he did say that, but then goes onto say you can keep your doctor…if you are willing to pay more. “It’s a matter of choice. The issue isn’t the selective networks.” Wallace then said of course, if you do that, your premiums will go up.
“No one guaranteed that premiums wouldn’t go up,” Emanuel insists.
What? Obamacare has taken away choice, plans, doctors and networks, but Emanuel is trying to claim we have a choice, we can just have to pay more?
And yes, Dr. Emanuel (where is the Hippocratic oath?), your President did say that that the average family would be saving $2500 on premiums.
So yes, another promise shot to hell.