Yes, Virginia, it was about destroying private insurance.

Obamacare Architect Ezekiel Emanuel: ‘Be Prepared To Kiss Your Insurance Company Good Bye Forever’

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014...d-bye-forever/

Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the architects behind Obamacare, is now claiming that “insurance companies as we know them are about to die.” Critics of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law have long alleged that one of the real goals of the law was to put private insurance companies out of business.

“The good news is you won’t have insurance companies to kick around much longer. The system is changing,” Emanuel writes in an op-ed on New Republic. “As a result, insurance companies as they are now will be going away. Indeed, they are already evolving. For the next few years insurance companies will both continue to provide services to employers and, increasingly, compete against each other in the health insurance exchanges.”

Due to Obamacare, “new actors will force insurance companies to evolve or become extinct,” he continues. Instead, new groups called “accountable care organizations” (ACOs) must start competing directly in the health care exchanges for exclusive contracts with employers.


Here is Ezekiel Emmanuel's original article in The New Republic:

Insurance Companies as We Know Them Are About to Die And here's what's going to replace them
http://www.newrepublic.com/article/1...ance-companies