CMS won't "waste time" on single-payer, Verma says
"In essence, Medicare for all would become Medicare for none,” CMS administrator Seema Verma said at a gathering in California this week.
By Chad Terhune, California Healthline|July 26, 2018 at 10:29 AM
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SAN FRANCISCO — Stepping into the land of the Trump resistance, Seema Verma flatly rejected California’s pursuit of single-payer health care as unworkable and dismissed the Affordable Care Act as too flawed to ever succeed.
Speaking Wednesday at the Commonwealth Club, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said she supports granting states flexibility on health care but indicated she would not give California the leeway it would need to spend federal money on a single-payer system.
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