With the government shutdown temporarily over, Congress turned the page to other issues, including pre-existing conditions, prescription drugs, and lowering healthcare costs. On this week’s episode, NAHU’s Marcy M. Buckner, Chris Hartmann and John Greene unpack this week’s healthcare hearings and what they could mean for bipartisan cooperation on our legislative priorities. They also look at the latest headlines on single-payer and Medicare-for-All, as the 2020 presidential contest gets underway with some Democratic candidates suggesting eliminating private insurance for a government-run option. And they review the latest Medicare guidance on the 2020 proposed rates and plan changes, as well as our comments to the “America First” prescription drug proposed changes to Medicare plans.
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