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Media Mentions – Week of May 5, 2019

The Epoch Times – Trump Administration Blocks States From Skimming Medicaid Payments For Unions

The Trump administration on May 2 finalized a Medicaid rule that will cut off states from skimming Medicaid payments for home caregivers and diverting them to labor unions.
While federal law requires Medicaid payments to be made directly to the service providers, several states began flouting the requirement in the 1990s, by diverting portions of the payments toward union dues.

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Fox News – Special Ed Teacher Suing California Union In Case That Could Cost Labor Big

A California educator is battling a state teachers’ union over his problems leaving the organization, in what his attorneys say could be a precedent-setting legal case that ultimately forces labor unions across the country to reimburse billions in back dues to their members.

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Washington Free Beacon – NLRB Targets Union Lobbying

The Trump administration wants to hold labor organizations accountable for forcing dissenting workers to pay for union lobbying.

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Maine Wire – CMS Finalizes Rule To End Dues Skimming Of In-Home Caregivers

Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a rule to no longer allow states to make payments to third parties on behalf of in-home care providers.
Under Medicaid, a federal program administered by the states and funded by state and federal tax dollars, elderly or disabled individuals meeting eligibility requirements can receive support at home from a caregiver to assist them with aspects of daily living, a broad range of everyday activities including “eating, bathing, dressing, grooming, and mobility.”

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KVI 570 TalkRadio – KirbyCast May 9-4pm hour

The former name of the Boeing company used to be Pacific Aero Products, we hear from Max Nelson at the Freedom Foundation and he discusses the Trump administration’s decision to repeal an Obama-era regulation allowing states to deduct union dues from Medicaid payments to home caregivers.

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