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Trump halts outrageous looting of Medicaid payments to skim money for unions

Money meant for patient care is no longer being skimmed off and sent to far-left unions, who typically recycle it as political donations to Democrats.  President Trump, like President Obama, has a pen and a phone, meaning the ability to change administrative regulations.  Via his appointee Seema Verma, head of the  Department of Health and Human Services’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, he has ended an outrageous practice by some states, forcing home care providers — even relatives of the patient — to join unions, and then deducting union dues from the Medicaid payments before they reach the patient.

Bill McMorris writes in the Free Beacon:

Labor organizations will no longer be allowed to skim dues money from the checks of Medicaid patients under new rules adopted by the Trump administration.

The Department of Health and Human Services’s [sic] Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services adopted a new regulation that will prohibit states from siphoning money from caregiver reimbursements to third parties. The rule takes direct aim at state policies enacted to enrich union coffers.


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