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House lawmakers throw down gauntlet for Medicare for All
Modern Healthcare

Hospitals’ and insurers’ roles in the rising cost of healthcare took center stage during a high-profile U.S. House of Representatives hearing Tuesday on a single-payer system.

In a sign that industry jitters and strident healthcare lobbying may be justified, the House Rules Committee examined the chamber’s Medicare for All legislation, and committee Chairman Rep. James McGovern (D-Mass.) declared that while critics decry the policy’s projected price tag, “we’re spending an awful lot on healthcare right now, and we’re not getting the services and effectiveness that we’re all demanding.”