CMS's Verma says Medicare is riddled with problems
Verma said the program's myriad troubles underscore why she opposes calls for dramatically widening eligibility for Medicare.
By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News|October 19, 2018 at 10:01 AM
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The Trump administration’s top Medicare official Tuesday slammed the federal health program as riddled with problems that hinder care to beneficiaries, increase costs for taxpayers and escalate fraud and abuse.
Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), said those troubles underscore why she opposes calls by many Democrats for dramatically widening eligibility for Medicare, now serving 60 million seniors and people with disabilities, to tens of millions other people.
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