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Trump administration to dump Obama-era rule allowing unions to siphon Medicaid money
foxnews.com ^ | 7/10/18 | Gregg Re

Posted on 07/10/2018 5:58:34 PM PDT by ColdOne

The Trump administration announced Tuesday it planned to end what it suggested was an illegal Obama-era rule allowing unions to collect dues from state subsidies intended for home health workers -- including family caregivers.

Federal law generally prohibits states from skimming money from Medicaid payments bound for independent in-home personal care workers. But in 2014, the Obama administration created an exception, saying that states could divert some of that Medicaid money to unions, on the theory that these workers effectively were public-sector employees.

Eleven left-leaning states have used that provision to raise more than $200 million a year for unions by taking it from health workers who often didn't even realize it, according to top GOP officials.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aca; afscme; medicaid; obamacare; obamalegacy; skimscam; unionthugs; zerocare

1 posted on 07/10/2018 5:58:34 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne
WINNING!!!

2 posted on 07/10/2018 6:00:18 PM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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To: Chode

Wonderful!


3 posted on 07/10/2018 6:02:43 PM PDT by dforest (Never let a Muslim cut your hair.)
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To: ColdOne

I like reading good news. A better story would be all the money siphoned off to the unions must be repaid within 30 days.


4 posted on 07/10/2018 6:03:22 PM PDT by Gahanna Bob
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To: ColdOne

I’m betting those health care workers got exactly ZERO benefit from suddenly being in a union. That was just a way to divert funds into an entity that would then divert it to the nearest Democratic politician.


5 posted on 07/10/2018 6:04:10 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: ColdOne

The unions are experiencing a rough patch with the public sector unions on their death throes. I do support the traditional trade unions that operate apprenticeships and certify skilled workers. But, the public sector unions are parasites as are many unions that represent unskilled workers.


6 posted on 07/10/2018 6:07:31 PM PDT by centurion316 (Back from exile from 4/2016 until 4/2018.)
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To: Gahanna Bob

“A better story would be all the money siphoned off to the unions must be repaid within 30 days.”

…with interest! That would be the death knell for some of the unions hanging on by a thread.


7 posted on 07/10/2018 6:11:14 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: ColdOne

Wow. Obama just stayed a community organizer. But of course we all knew that here. That’s one of the main reasons he took the job.


8 posted on 07/10/2018 6:27:39 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: ColdOne

All Trump needs to do to be a great president is to undo every action of his predecessor.


9 posted on 07/10/2018 6:32:27 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: ColdOne

AWESOME


10 posted on 07/10/2018 6:40:48 PM PDT by Titus-Maximus
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To: ColdOne

The book has to be written how the Democrats steal money from the people and the nation, and how Trump took it back. Page after page


11 posted on 07/10/2018 6:43:07 PM PDT by Titus-Maximus
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To: Chode

That’s Redonkulas!


12 posted on 07/10/2018 6:52:03 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: A_perfect_lady
I’m betting those health care workers got exactly ZERO benefit from suddenly being in a union. That was just a way to divert funds into an entity that would then divert it to the nearest Democratic politician.

In Michigan the State allowed the SEIU to declare personal home healthcare workers as members and then the State withheld union dues, then paid to SEIU, from the medicaid payments to those workers. Sometime around 2012 Michigan passed a law ending those payments and declaring those healthcare givers as non-union.

I did not know that in 2014 the Obama administration officially allowed states to withhold union dues. I know that Michigan can't as it went to their state Supreme Court but it surly was tacit permission for other states to do so.

13 posted on 07/10/2018 6:55:24 PM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: GOP Poet

The Grifter-in-Chief aiding other grifrs....who’d have thunk?


14 posted on 07/10/2018 7:12:44 PM PDT by lightman (Obama's legacy in 13 letters: BLM, ISIS, & ANTIFA. New axis of evil.)
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To: grey_whiskers

why, why yes it is! 8^)


15 posted on 07/10/2018 7:27:41 PM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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To: A_perfect_lady

Absolutely.


16 posted on 07/10/2018 7:32:07 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists call 'em what you will they all have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch

Same needs to be of all public sector unions.


17 posted on 07/10/2018 7:38:58 PM PDT by inchworm
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To: ColdOne

Great news.


18 posted on 07/11/2018 2:19:20 AM PDT by gattaca ("Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives." Ronald Reagan)
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