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House committee dodges Medicare for All’s fiscal details
Modern Healthcare

A U.S. single-payer system could redistribute doctor and hospital pay, congressional budget officials told a U.S. House of Representatives panel on Wednesday.

But ultimately a House Budget Committee hearing painted only a vague picture of what the hospital world would look like if the entire healthcare system were overhauled.

Some projections from Congressional Budget Office officials were promising for hospitals that struggle now. For example, rural hospitals that treat a high share of uninsured, Medicaid and Medicare patients could get a boost, according to CBO’s Jessica Banthin.

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