Florida Medicaid director: New Trump administration rules would be ‘crippling’ to nursing homes, hospitals

Orlando Sentinel

By: Christine Sexton

The administration of Gov. Ron DeSantis, a steadfast supporter of President Donald Trump, is raising concerns about a proposed federal rule that would strike a financial blow to the state’s Medicaid program if allowed to go into effect.

“In terms of all the rules that the Trump administration has put out … this is so far, I would say, the most significant proposed rule we have seen with the respect to the future of the Medicaid program from this administration,” Joan Alker, executive director of the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University, told the News Service of Florida on Wednesday. “This rule has the potential, if finalized, to throw existing state financing approaches into chaos, It is definitely a way to undermine Medicaid spending, no question, by making it harder for states to come up with their share.”

Read more here.