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Trump Administration releases guidance on Medicaid work requirements

Matt Cummings

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Matthew is a Solutions Architect at Softheon. He works closely with Product and Development teams to design products and solutions to help Health Plans and other entities to excel in the marketplace. He received his bachelor's degree in Applied Psychology and Business Management from Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York.

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In a major shift that could affect millions of low-income people receiving benefits, The Trump Administration announced Thursday, January 11, that it will open the door for states to require work requirements for Medicaid recipients.  

The guidance was published in a letter from CMS Deputy Administrator Brian Neale to State Medicaid Directors Thursday morning. In the letter, Deputy Administrator Neale stated that the move would help “improve Medicaid enrollee health and well-being through incentivizing work and community engagement.” 

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Alex Azar on track to become next HHS Secretary

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Yvonne Villante

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Yvonne Villante is the Director of Marketing at Softheon. Before this, Yvonne held several roles within the organization including Senior Research Manager, Corporate Research Manager, and Marketing Research Analyst. She holds a MBA in healthcare administration from Ohio University and a BS in business management from SUNY Stony Brook. During her undergraduate studies, she graduated within the top 10% of her class.
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Following yesterday’s Senate Finance Committee hearing, it appears Alex Azar, the former head of Pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly’s U.S. operation, is on track to be confirmed as the Head of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). If confirmed, Azar will replace Thomas Price M.D., a former congressman who served as the HHS secretary for seven months before resigning. 

Despite a probe by Democrats, including that from Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), on his drug industry ties, Republicans have focused on the fact that Azar would come to the job with greater working knowledge of the sprawling agency, with its budget of more than $1.1 trillion and far-flung staff of nearly 80,000, than many of his predecessors, according to the Washington Post 

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Uncertainties Begin to Subside with President-elect Trump’s Dream Team Selections

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Yvonne Villante

Director of Marketing at Softheon
Yvonne Villante is the Director of Marketing at Softheon. Before this, Yvonne held several roles within the organization including Senior Research Manager, Corporate Research Manager, and Marketing Research Analyst. She holds a MBA in healthcare administration from Ohio University and a BS in business management from SUNY Stony Brook. During her undergraduate studies, she graduated within the top 10% of her class.
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President-elect Dream Team Selections

On November 8, 2016, Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, which in turn provoked weighing uncertainties on the future of our healthcare system and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Those uncertainties have begun to subside with President-elect Trump’s ‘Dream Team’ selections.

Within the first 100 days in office, the administration has narrowed its sights on three areas: repeal and replace the ACA, immigration, and the creation of jobs. While President-elect Trump has yet to publish a clear course of action on the adjustments to be made within the healthcare system, the selection of Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) for Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and Seema Verma to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), have helped to lessen some of the guesswork. Here’s what we know.

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