|On February 2, 2022, PNHP President Susan Rogers, MD, testified at a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee’s Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth. The topic was Medicare Financing, and she was invited by committee chair Sen. Elizabeth Warren to discuss Medicare Direct Contracting and the threat of privatization to Traditional Medicare.|
|“This was a historic moment both for PNHP and our campaign against Medicare privatization. When I led a delegation of physicians to the capitol just two months ago, almost no one in Congress had even heard of Medicare Direct Contracting (DC). Thanks to the hard work of PNHP members, this threat to the Medicare program is now being actively debated in the halls of Congress,” said Dr. Rogers.|
Below are some highlights from the testimony. You can watch a recording of the hearing HERE (Dr. Rogers’ opening remarks start at 42:50; DCE discussion at 1:49:30), find a full transcript of her remarks HERE, read her more detailed written testimony HERE, and share PNHP’s live-tweet of the hearing HERE.
Below is the delegation that delivered petitions opposing DCEs to Sec. of HHS, Xavier Becerra.