Whitehouse, Cassidy Urge Azar to Focus on Reforming How Americans Pay for Health Care

Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), have requested a bipartisan dialogue with Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on continuing progress in reforming the way Americans pay for and are delivered health care.  Even after improvements in recent years, America remains by far the most expensive health care system in the world, the Senators note in a joint letter.  Whitehouse and Cassidy call on Azar to ensure that the U.S. health care system continues to improve care quality and curb escalating health care costs, and does not backslide on the headway Medicare, private payers, and states have made implementing new payment models.

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