Health Affairs January 11, 2022
Meena Seshamani, Elizabeth Fowler, Chiquita Brooks-LaSure

Since its inception in 1965, Medicare has been leading the way in providing affordable, quality coverage and care, playing a key role in the health and financial security of more than 63 million Americans. As the largest single purchaser of health care—with one in every five health care dollars paid by the program—Medicare serves as a transformative force in the United States. It plays a central role in the Biden Administration’s vision for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS): to serve the public as a trusted partner and steward, dedicated to advancing health equity, expanding access to affordable coverage and care, and improving health outcomes. 

One of the authors, Dr. Meena Seshamani, experienced first-hand the enormous difference that Medicare made...

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Topics: CMS, Equity/SDOH, Govt Agencies, Healthcare System, Insurance, Medicare, Patient / Consumer, Provider
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