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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma Statement on ‘American Patients First’ Blueprint

Date
2018-05-11
Title
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma Statement on ‘American Patients First’ Blueprint
Contact
press@cms.hhs.gov

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma Statement on ‘American Patients First’ Blueprint

CMS Administrator Seema Verma issued the following statement:

“I am honored to work for a President who is unafraid to take bold actions to put American patients first.  Americans, especially our seniors, feel the pain from skyrocketing drug prices.  In our system, everyone is winning except for the patient.  CMS makes up 40% of all drug spending in America, and we will continue using our leverage to increase competition and strengthen negotiations in order to lower drug prices.”

To learn more about today’s announcement, visit: www.hhs.gov/drugpricing

For more information on steps that CMS has already taken to lower drug costs:

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