Biggest threat to American healthcare? 'Medicare for All,' Verma says

CMS Administrator Seema Verma said "Medicare for All" proposals are "the biggest threat to the American healthcare system," according to Fox News.

The nation's Medicare chief made the remarks April 17 on "Fox & Friends," arguing that Medicare for All policies would decrease Americans' quality of care and lead to longer wait times.

"I've been saying that Medicare for All is the biggest threat to the American healthcare system," Ms. Verma said. "What we're talking about is stripping people of their private health insurance, forcing them into a government-run program."

On April 10, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., unveiled a bill that vows to replace all other insurers — including commercial payers, employer-sponsored payers and Medicaid — with a single government-sponsored plan. Big health insurers like UnitedHealth have seen stock fall due to increased political uncertainty and discussions surrounding Medicare for All.

To view Ms. Verma's full remarks, click here.

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