Health care politics Medicare for All has gained substantial popularity with Democrats, and is now favored by many of the party’s potential 2020 presidential candidates.(Photo: Shutterstock)

In a Nashville speech on Thursday, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar took the opportunity to credit the Trump administration with expected decreases in premiums for Affordable Care Act plans in 2019—and also attacked the concept of Medicare for All, which he said is too good to be true.

“When you drill down into the details, it’s clear that Medicare for All is a misnomer.” Azar said during a recent speech in Nashville, Tennessee. “What’s really being proposed is a single government system for every American that won’t resemble Medicare at all.”

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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