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Illustration on Medicare waivers by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Illustration on Medicare for all by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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Illustration on Medicare for All by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Illustration on the negatives of Medicare for all policy by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Illustration on the promise of Medicare for all by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Illustration on dealing with Medicare Part D by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Illustration on Medicare HSAs by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Illustration on Medicare Pard D price controls by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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FILE - In this July 30, 2015 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., waves after speaking at a rally with registered nurses and other community leaders celebrate the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, on Capitol Hill Washington. With the Obama administration counting down its final year, many Democrats are finding less to like about the president’s health care law, unsure about its place among their party’s achievements. Sanders’ call for “Medicare for all” seems to have rekindled aspirations for bigger changes beyond “Obamacare.” That poses a challenge for Hillary Clinton, who’s argued that the health care law is working and the nation needs to build on it, not start over. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

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Seema Verma currently serves as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

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Medicare Advantage enrollment (SPONSORED)

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In this Nov. 29, 2017, file photo, Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, speaks during a news conference in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) ** FILE **

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The Destruction of Medicare Part D Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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This image provided by Medicare.gov shows a generic Medicare card. The government says it’s on track to meet a 2019 deadline for replacing Social Security numbers on Medicare cards with randomly generated digits and letters to protect seniors against identity theft. (Medicare.gov via AP)

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FILE - In this April 12, 2016, file photo, Patrick Conway, director of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, poses for a photograph in the center's offices in Baltimore County, Md. Heart attacks and broken hips are the cause of much suffering as people grow older, and now Medicare is trying to change the way it pays for treatment to promote better quality and try to contain costs. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

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FILE - In this July 30, 2015 file photo, a sign supporting Medicare is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. A government report says Medicare beneficiaries can end up with higher hospital bills for some medical services as outpatients than as inpatients. In the topsy-turvy world of Medicare billing, you may pay more for outpatient care. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

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The Whale of Medicare Fraud Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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President Johnson signs Medicare legislation July 30, 1965. Associated Press photo

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FILE - In this July 30, 1965 file photo, President Lyndon Johnson signs the Medicare Bill into law while former President Harry S. Truman, right, observes during a ceremony at the Truman Library in Independence, Mo. At rear are Lady Bird Johnson, Vice President Hubert Humphrey, and former first lady Bess Truman. When Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law Americans 65 and older were the age group least likely to have health insurance. (AP Photo)

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The House has shown it can strike bipartisan deals, and indeed, two of the biggest bills this year have been driven by House Speaker John A. Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi: They personally signed off on the Medicare fix deal and backed the bipartisan coalition that wrote the bill stopping the National Security Agency's phone-snooping program. (Associated Press)

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