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Rahm Emanuel’s Brother is Key Player In Obama’s Healthcare Program

The majority of the information below is taken from a great website called MUCKETY.COM with additions or comments by me shown in italics. I have bolded items I thought exceptionally important.

One of the key players at the White house health-care summit is the eldest of the three wildly successful Emanuel brothers – Ezekiel Emanuel, better known as Zeke, a bioethicist and physician who recently signed on as special health-care reform adviser to White House budget chief Peter Orszag.

He is an oncologist and policy expert who was a member of Bill Clinton’s Task Force on Health Care Reform and who is chair of the Department of Bioethics at the Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health. Another former Clinton staffer!

Moreover, in June, he published a book advocating replacing the current health care structure with a voucher system – a notion that his youngest brother dismissed at one point as “wacko.”
For the record: those views did not faze his older brother. This is interesting ??

“I’m a very practical guy,” Zeke Emanuel told Bloomberg News. “There are lots of ways you can achieve the same goal … I’m not one of these people who says: ‘You take my whole package or forget it.’ That’s not me at all.”

Emanuel, 51, is the oldest of the three, hard-driving Emanuel siblings. As the first son of a Chicago pediatrician, Emanuel said that it was “inevitable” he’d also become a doctor

“I was a first-born kid in a Jewish family. Isn’t that good enough?”

(The youngest brother is Ari, a Hollywood agent whose career was the inspiration for the HBO show Entourage, and who has become a prominent Democratic fund-raiser.)

Zeke Emanuel, who has degrees from Amherst, Harvard and Oxford, began his physician’s career as an oncologist, but he said that he often found treating one patient at a time frustrating because he wanted to change the whole system. Most Doctor’s I know only treat one patient at a time!

Over the years, he became more deeply involved in health-care policy, collaborating on papers and in meetings with economists such as former Congressional Budget Office director Orszag, now director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. He may be a Doctor but his is a politician as well!
It was that relationship, more than the one with his famous sibling, now White House Chief of Staff, that led to his involvement with the administration. When Orszag called, Emanuel said he leapt at the chance to be a player. I bet he did!

Moreover, since the exit of Tom Daschle, who had been slated to be the president’s point person on health-care reform, Zeke Emanuel has reportedly assumed a more prominent role. Daschle leaves and Zeke jumps in – I wonder if his thrust will be a socialist as Daschle’s was?

And the fact that he has the ear of his brother – who has the ear of the president – certainly can’t hurt. Now I know we are in trouble!

Well, it looks as though Rahm Emanuel has made it possible for his brother to be involved in the healthcare program and I say this because I am skeptical of what he has said above. Why am I skeptical? Because I trust Rahm Emanuel a 1000 times less than I trust Barack Hussein Obama! Rahm is a politician bred in the Chicago Democratic Political MAchine (The Daley Machine) and is out for Rahm Emanuel and the Democratic Party only and nOT the American citizen.

This is something that bears watching BUT it may not be very obvious as I have seen little on the Net and nothing in the papers or T V news shows concerning it. I will report anything of substance I run across.

RWD

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March 7, 2009 - Posted by | Blogroll, Clinton, Democrat, Healthcare, Liberal Democrat, Main Stream Media, NOBAMA, Obama, Political, POLITICS, President, Rahm Emanuel, Socialist, stimulus package |

1 Comment »

  1. I’ll leave your fears about Zeke alone. They are pure speculation. But I’ll agree with your point about politicians being only out for themselves. I don’t think that discribes a Democrate or Chicago area politican, but rather ALL politicians. They all push the hot buttons of their constituency to garner support while really only looking out for themselves. The sooner you understand that both side are equally guilty, the sooner we can have meaningful disucssions that will began to mend our approach to problems rather then divide us further.

    Comment by Trent | August 18, 2009 | Reply


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