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Statement from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma on AHCA Bill House Passage

Date
2017-05-04
Title
Statement from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma on AHCA Bill House Passage
Contact
press@cms.hhs.gov

Today is the first of what I am confident will be many historic days ahead as we move toward patient-centered healthcare instead of government-centered healthcare.

I have worked in the field of Medicaid for 20 years and have heard from many mothers like myself who have shared their struggles and their hopes for a more affordable, more sustainable healthcare system.  It is important that our most vulnerable citizens, the aged, the infirm, the blind and the disabled have more choices, greater access and peace of mind when it comes to their healthcare.

The bill that was passed today is a great first step toward achieving this goal. 

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