A Skeptic & Supporter Debate Healthcare Reform

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Starting today, people can go online to compare and sign up for health insurance plans that will go into effect on January 1st. After years of legislative wrangling over the Affordable Care Act (ACA), now comes a moment of truth.

Will the public sign up en masse for insurance on the health care exchanges? What kind of outcomes will they see?

Just like the general public, experts are divided on how they believe the ACA will work in practice.

Ezekiel Emanuel is an oncologist and former Obama administration adviser on healthcare. He also serves as the chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania.

Avik Roy is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. Together they debate the new healthcare rollout.

Guests:

Ezekiel Emanuel and Avik Roy

Produced by:

Megan Quellhorst

Editors:

T.J. Raphael

Comments [2]

none from Michigan

I fail to see how anything less than a platinim plan will help make health care affordable. If you need a $100,000 procedure and you purchase either a bronze, silver, or gold plan you may still be charged between $20,000 to $40,000. How will the lower price plans make health care affordable?

Oct. 07 2013 10:25 AM
Joe Bennett from Dallas, TX

If the states had not twittled their thumbs and dragged their feet, perhaps the exchanges would be in a better position at this time. So, it is the fault of the states not the Federal Government when the citizens in some states experience a glitch in the exchanges.
My big question, is why is it that the republicans don't want Americans who don't have insurance and no access to anything but the emergency room (the most expensive care)to be able to see a doctor or get medical services?
And, if the program is so bad, let it work its way through and we'll all know very soon.

Oct. 01 2013 12:58 PM

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