Seema Verma on Medicare Program and Payment Systems

Seema Verma, the chief of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), called “Medicare for All” a “bad idea,” saying it would dilute the program… read more

Seema Verma, the chief of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), called “Medicare for All” a “bad idea,” saying it would dilute the program for seniors and drain the federal government’s resources. She argued that providing Medicare to all Americans would cost $32 trillion. By 2022, she said, it would take up 58 percent of federal spending, compared to 28 percent currently. Administrator Verma discussed the idea as well as the state of the Medicare program at a conference hosted by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). She also discussed the Affordable Care Act and the Trump administration’s initiatives aimed at lowering health care costs. The CMS administrator oversees a $1 trillion budget and health care for 130 million Americans. close

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  • Matt Eyles President and CEO America's Health Insurance Plans
  • Seema Verma Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

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Seema Verma on Medicare Program and Payment Systems

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Program ID:
453116-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 16, 2018 | 9:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Oct 17, 2018 | 12:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Oct 16, 2018 | 9:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 17, 2018 | 12:21am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 17, 2018 | 4:24am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 17, 2018 | 12:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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