Medicaid Eligibility Redetermination Makes Trump Admin’s 2019 Regulatory Agenda

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Naples, FL — Today, the Trump administration released its Spring 2019 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, with a strong focus on combatting waste and fraud. In response to the Administration’s announcement that it will use this rule-making session to tackle reforming the Medicaid Eligibility Determination Process, the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) issued the following statement:

“Major life changes—such as a change in address or a change in employment status—occur much more frequently than just once a year, yet an Obama-era regulation currently locks states into a once-a-year check-up, resulting in millions of Medicaid dollars spent on individuals who do not qualify for the program,” said Kristina Rasmussen, vice president of federal affairs at FGA. “The Trump administration is rightly taking steps to fix this, working on a rule to strengthen program integrity and modernize the Medicaid eligibility determination process.”

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The Foundation for Government Accountability is a non-profit, multi-state think tank that specializes in health care, welfare, and work reform. To learn more, visit TheFGA.org.