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To: President Biden and HHS Secretary Becerra
The privatization of Medicare begun under Trump has drastically expanded in the last 12 months — and corporations with ties to the Trump family stand to benefit. President Biden needs to shut it down and save Medicare.
Why is this important?
During the Trump administration, Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner announced his plan to partially privatize Medicare coverage. Kushner tapped his former roommate Adam Boehler to pilot the program in January 2019. Under the traditional Medicare program, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services directly reimburses providers for patients’ medical care.
But under Kushner’s so-called “direct contracting model,” the government pays Wall Street-backed startups and private insurance companies, who in turn reimburse providers.
By paying corporate middlemen to administer our public option for older Americans and people with disabilities, Kushner’s “direct contracting” model props up the corporate health care industry. President Biden can — and must — stop this attack on Medicare now.
Stop enriching private corporations at the expense of our health care!