Fiery WATCH: Megyn Challenges ObamaCare Architect After Criticism from Bill Clinton
ObamaCare architect Dr. Zeke Emanuel joined Megyn Kelly for a fiery debate over ObamaCare on The Kelly File.
Just days ago, Bill Clinton made an extraordinary criticism of ObamaCare:
"You've got this crazy system, where all of a sudden 25 million more people have healthcare, [but] the people that are out there busting it--sometimes 60 hours a week--wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half," Clinton said in Flint, Michigan.
Kelly said that Emanuel, brother of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, had promised the law ensured a stable health care market, though recently some insurers have decided to pull out of its exchanges:
"Obviously it is not [a stable market]," she said, "[There have been] enormous hikes in premiums,"
Emanuel took issue with the statement, saying reporters have been "cherry-picking" worst-case-scenarios of Americans incurring massive rate hikes or losing coverage.
"They don't raise premiums across the board...it is a correction," Emanuel said.
"No doubt [they] need to be addressed, but [the phenomenon] is not across-the-board."
Kelly responded: "What we're hearing today, in many states, the individual market is in shambles."
Emanuel repeatedly blamed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) for reportedly removing "risk corridors" that the doctor said insured against getting "too many sick people" in the exchanges-- causing rate spikes.
He also debated the situation in which young people who fall above the Medicaid threshold, but find the exchanges too expensive for their personal risk assessment, have not been signing up for health insurance.
Watch the full exchange above and let us know what you think in the comments.