Ezekiel Emanuel on the Health Care Law and Health Care Costs

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Last week the Supreme Court agreed to review the constitutional challenge to the 2010 health care bill over the provision that requires most Americans to buy health care coverage. EZEKIEL EMANUEL worked on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act when he served as a top health care adviser to President Obama from 2009-2011. Emanuel is a prominent oncologist, researcher and medical ethicist. He headed the Bioethics Department at the National Institutes of Health, and has won awards for his work improving end-of-life care. He’s also the brother of Chicago Mayor and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. Ezekiel Emanuel has recently moved to Philadelphia to serve as Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. In this hour, Marty sits down with Emanuel to talk about the health care bill, health care costs, and the quality of medical care in the United States.

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