Liberals don’t care about controlling healthcare costs. Or so we just learned from Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, a well-known oncologist, former presidential advisor on health care policy, now employed as vice provost and professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and still the brother of Rahm, a fellow Obama White House alum who now rules Chicago.
Emanuel (the doctor, not the mayor) made this blatantly false accusation in a Jan 22 New York Times opinion piece. In his article, entitled “What We Give Up for Health Care,” he stitches together a complete straw man – in the form of “liberals” (who knew America still had any?) who are so concerned about securing universal health coverage that they fail to grapple with the problem of medical cost inflation and thus end up depriving other government programs of needed funding. Read more >>