Azar, House Republicans Say Medicare For All Threatens MA Plans

By Chelsea Cirruzzo
March 14, 2019 at 3:26 PM
HHS Secretary Alex Azar and House Republicans criticized the recently introduced Medicare For All bill at a House Energy & Commerce health subcommittee hearing Tuesday (March 12), saying it would eliminate Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, a claim that the office of Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) said was true, but the office said the bill would cover everything MA does. Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Jayapal, and 107 co-sponsors, introduced the Medicare for All Act of 2019 in February. It would create single-payer,...

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