This piece by CMS promotes privatization of health care financing, including Medicare 'Advantage' plans that use the pretense of 'choice' and 'competition' to sell plans to enhance the bottom line of multiple private insurers, while ultimately gouging taxpayer dollars. Multiple payer insurers actually reduce 'choice' of providers by reducing the size of their provider networks - only traditional Medicare offers true full 'choice' of providers. Also, true beneficial 'competition' should be among providers, not multiple profiteering insurers.
Medicare Advantage IS the privatization of Medicare. The Trump administration (Seema Verma, administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) is determined to destroy traditional Medicare as we know it.
Read these articles to find out more!
Trump Administration Peppers Inboxes with Plugs for Private Medicare Plans, Robert Pear NY Times
CMS is marketing private Medicare Advantage plans PNHP Quote of the Day - reactions to NY Times article
Reforming America’s Healthcare System Through Choice and Competition CMS report (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)