Skip to comments.Trump Plans to Undo Obama Rule Letting Unions Skim Dues
Posted on 07/16/2018 6:45:14 AM PDT by KeyLargo
Trump Plans to Undo Obama Rule Letting Unions Skim Dues From Medicaid Payments
The Trump administration is taking steps to prevent labor unions from withholding dues for home healthcare workers from their Medicaid payments, an Obama-era innovation that many observers believe is illegal.
On Tuesday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed undoing a 2014 rule allowing states to skim public-sector union dues from Medicaid payments to independent home healthcare providers on the theory that those providers are de facto public employees a privilege that has netted unions anywhere from $71 million (CMS estimate) to $200 million (State Policy Network) annually.
The law provides that Medicaid providers must be paid directly and cannot have part of their payments diverted to third parties outside of a few very specific exceptions, Tim Hill, acting director for the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, said in a press release. This proposed rule is intended to ensure that providers receive their complete payment, and any circumstances in which a state does divert part of a providers payment must be clearly allowed under the law.
Independent home-care workers, who often care for family members with severe, chronic conditions, are eligible for hourly wages and training through Medicaid. While Medicaid shouldnt exist at all under our Constitution, paying for home care costs taxpayers considerably less than paying for institutional care, so in this sense the home-care subsidy is a bargain.
In recent years, public-sector unions have managed to convince several state governments that home caregivers should be classified as public employees and thus that the state should force them to join unions and have dues withheld from their Medicaid payments. This wasnt exactly a hard sell given that those governments were controlled by Democrats, who stood to benefit from unions swelling coffers.
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Not tired of winning yet.
Now... pay it back.
I remember this from when the rule was enacted. Such a travesty - so glad to see it reversed.
Why isnt the obama administration in prison? (Rhetorical question)
What I would really like to see is the complete and total dissolution of all public sector Unions. They are bad for America and bad for the smaller communities they reside in. PragerU has a good video on it today.
Stealing from the sick and disabled.....that’s the LEFT
Labor unions = democrat party funding extortion racket
Chalk this up as another win for America!
Wow, I have to admit that this flew under the radar for me but what a con-job! Wouldn’t Janus have invalidated this type of skimming as well? People who do not opt into public unions cannot have wages withheld for dues for whatever reason.
To Michael Tennant - please do yourself a favor before making a complete ass of yourself - catch up to the recent ruling of the US Supreme Court ruling on this exact topic. You can send in your corrections and apologies for being so wrong.
This is REAL good. The dems had bared their behinds willingly to the unions, and given them our money in return for big donations and votes.
I didn’t kniw that it was being done. Thank you for the post.
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