Ezekiel Emanuel Wants to Control Your Health Care

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, professor of Health Care Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, speaks at the Reuters Health Summit 2014, Washington D.C. (Jim Bourg/Reuters)
A technocrat’s technocrat, he has shown little regard for the intrinsic value of human life. He would probably set policy in a Biden administration.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I f Joe Biden is elected president in November, oncologist and bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel, the former vice president’s chief campaign health-care adviser, will almost certainly control the new administration’s health policies, perhaps even as secretary of health and human services. That is bad news. Emanuel was a prime architect of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, and remains one of the law’s most enthusiastic apologists. Readers may also recall his infamous 2014 article in The Atlantic, where he wrote that he wants to die at age 75 — implying that we should too — because people after that age become “feeble,

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