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Jun 06, 2019

History tells us that when monopolies form prices rise, innovation sputters, and consumers suffer.  It is curious why advocates for single-payer, government-run soluti

By Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
May 08, 2019
Approximately 60 million Americans or roughly 1 in 5 live in rural areas, with nearly every state having a rural county. The Trump Administration recognizes the significant obstacles faced by patients and providers in rural areas. Among the five leading causes of death, rates are higher for rural communities, and for several conditions the gap between urban and rural communities has widened.
By Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
May 07, 2019
At the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), we are making great progress to transform Medicaid, which CMS’s largest program serving 72.5 million beneficiaries.
By Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
May 02, 2019
Some argue the solution to our nation’s health care problems is a government-run health insurance program for everyone. While they may point to Medicare’s low administrative costs as a reason to expand the program, the reality is that these costs are low in part because we must target our program integrity efforts.
By Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services