Dr. Ezekiel Emmanuel, one of the key architects of Obamacare, is blaming Republicans for the law’s many deficiencies. In an interview with Fox News' Megan Kelly, Emmanuel pinned the blame for rising premiums on Republicans, calling the increased burden that many Americans are faced with due to the law as a market “correction.”
Emmanuel specifically targeted Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who was successful in eliminating a provision in the law that would have allowed the government to bail out insurance companies if they go broke due to Obamacare’s regulations.
“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,” Emmanuel told Kelly. When Kelly pointed out that Emmanuel was one of the authors of the bill itself, Emmanuel continued to cast the blame on the Florida senator.
“Marco Rubio, in the Senate, took that away and destabilized the market," he insisted. "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."