Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act, told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Tuesday that the states where Obamacare prices are skyrocketing are facing a “problem.”
Emanuel opened the interview by asserting that Donald Trump doesn’t understand how the health-care system operates.
“He seems very confused on health care,” he told Mitchell. “Just last week he said his workers are having a problem with Obamacare. It is not a problem with Obamacare, but with the health plan Trump is offering them.”
“And now he’s accusing Hillary Clinton of having and wanting a single payer,” Emanuel continued. “Her platform does not advocate a single payer. It does suggest if we can’t get competition from the health care industry a public option should be part of the mix.”
Emanuel noted that “exchanges are where private insurers offer opportunities for people to buy insurance with subsidies.”
“It is true this year prices are going up,” he conceded. “We have some states where they are going up a lot, and that’s really a problem, but a lot of states where they are not going up that much.”