Ezekiel J. Emanuel has been an exemplary American health policy leader for decades. His CV could hardly be better designed to show his centrality in American health debates: Harvard-degreed oncologist and political philosopher, vice-provost and department chair at the University of Pennsylvania, founding head of the National Institutes of Health Department of Bioethics, widely published writer with a slot at the New York Times, fellow at the Center for American Progress, member of the Obama administration during passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) (and brother of Obama's first chief of staff), star of a massive open online course (MOOC), and now involved in venture capital.

It is worth reading his previous beautifully written book (Emanuel 2014), because it is indicative of the views of Democratic policy elites on the ACA and evidence of his centrality in that community. If...

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