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The Budget Train Wreck: The Coercive Power of Money

Source: Scott Paine
Yesterday, I started writing about the budget impasse in Tallahassee and its roots in the conflict over health care funding related to uninsured residents. Yesterday’s focus was Governor Scott’s claim that the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) was acting inappropriately with regard to the Low-Income Pool (LIP), that their tactics were inconsistent with good practice in the private, as well as the public, sector. Today’s focus is on the lawsuit Governor Scott announced yesterday. 
The lawsuit (which hasn’t been filed yet) apparently will allege that CMS is attempting to coerce Florida into expanding Medicaid, in direct conflict with the decision in the case of National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius (2012). In that decision,the U.S. Supreme Court determined that the Medicaid expansion mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was unconstitutionally coercive. Governor Scott alleges that CMS’s efforts to link continued funding of the Low-Income Pool to the expansion of Medicaid eligibility is similarly and unconstitutionally coercive.
Click here to read this blog on DrScottPaine.com.
ON TAP @ THE CAP - April 17, 2015
Source: Scott Dudley
"You Can't Always Get What You Want; But If You Try Sometimes, You Just Might Find, You Get What You Need!" -- The Rolling Stones, from the album 
Thought about RMPE?
Source: Scott Blaser, CSP, Director, Risk Control

Thought about RMPE?

As I wrap up our first online meeting for the League’s Risk Management for Public Entities (RMPE) study group, I would be remiss if I did not let everyone know of this group, once again, and how it can help you obtain your RMPE certification.