Bloomberg Law
Jan. 14, 2022, 10:30 AM

Future of Trump-Era Medicare Program Spurs Fight Among Democrats

Alex Ruoff
Alex Ruoff

A growing number of Democrats in Congress are pushing the Biden administration to end a little-known Medicare program they say undermines health care for seniors.

The effort, backed by dozens of House Democrats, is part of the fight to reshape Medicare between groups that seek to give traditional public coverage to every American, and industry groups that want more flexibility in how they treat patients.

“This is an assault on traditional Medicare,” Ed Weisbart, chair of the Missouri chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program, said. His group supports creation of a single-payer health system in the U.S.

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