Obamacare ‘architect’ tries to weasel out of blame, points finger at GOP for HIS disaster

The architect of Obamacare thinks Republicans should be blamed for problems with the health care law.

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel credited the GOP and Senator Marco Rubio in particular for creating the problems that have plagued the  Affordable Care Act.

“Republicans bear some of the responsibility for this,” he told Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly Wednesday on “The Kelly File.”

“Remember, Marco Rubio eliminated some of the risk adjustment that actually buffered and helped the insurance companies in this situation. He took it out of the budget. And that is a serious problem.” he continued. “There is not plenty of blame [to go around], it is Republicans.”

“You are the architect of the law, sir,” Kelly countered. “Let’s start with you. When I get Marco Rubio here, we’ll talk to him. You’re the architect. You said it was going to be stable, and what we’re hearing today from the chief executive of the national association of health underwriters is: In many states, the individual market is ‘in a shamble.’ Shambles, not stable.”

But Emanuel, brother of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, was not letting up.

“One of the things we built into the law was various ways of providing risk corridors and risk adjustment, so insurers would be protected against getting too many sick people, which is the heart of the problem. Marco Rubio, in the senate, took that away and destabilized the market. When I told you two years ago it was going to be a stable market, those risk protections were in place. And the Republicans took it away… Republicans bear a major responsibility!”

And if his finger-pointing wasn’t enough, Emanuel had also denied that premiums were going up, despite what everyone has been saying.

The “architect” even had a plan to repair the problems in ObamaCare: increase tax penalties for those who refuse coverage.

Social media users let Emanuel have it on Twitter.

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