Trump Budget Calls for Cuts to Home Health, Medicare and Medicaid

President Donald Trump’s 2019 federal budget, entitled “Efficient, Effective, Accountable,” calls for cuts to home health, as well as hundreds of billions in spending reductions to Medicare and Medicaid over the next decade, and repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Under a section entitled “Implement a More Accurate Payment System for Home Health,” the budget…

Alex Azar Picked as New Secretary of HHS

On Monday, President Donald Trump announced Alex Azar as his choice to be the next Secretary for Health and Human Services, following the resignation of former Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), who stepped down at the end of September amid complaints about his usage of chartered flights at taxpayer expense. Unlike Price, who spent 12  years…