Health Exchange Alert Weekly Report

Dems Fretted Over Sanders' Draft Bill's Reliance On Capitation

September 12, 2017
A number of Democratic senators plan to join Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in introducing his Medicare for All legislation Wednesday, but a staff email suggests several key aspects of the bill were being debated as recently as August. Democratic lawmakers working with Sanders' office on the draft legislation were concerned about the bill's reliance on a global budget and capitated payments, "given what Republicans are currently doing with per capita caps," according to the email obtained by Inside Health Policy,...

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