Bob Atlas, a Strategic Advisor and President of EBG Advisors, Inc., and Kevin Malone, a Law Clerk – Admission Pending – in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, were quoted in Law360, in “Verma Set to Expand State Medicaid Powers as CMS Head,” by Dani Kass. (Read the full version – subscription required.)

Following is an excerpt:

“One might conclude that Trump gave Pence an opportunity to appoint someone, and he picked someone he knows and trusts,” said Bob Atlas, president of EBG Advisors Inc., Epstein Becker Green’s consulting arm. “One might go further and say this would potentially portend a nondissolution of Medicaid expansion but rather a continuation of Medicaid expansion under the [Affordable Care Act], however with a heavy flavoring that would be appealing to conservatives.”…

One immediate change that's likely under a Republican administration is a loosening of restrictions on when states can change benefits and eligibility determinations for Medicaid, said Epstein Becker Green law clerk Kevin Malone, who has worked at CMS’ Federal Coordinated Health Care Office. Those restrictions had been tightened during the Obama administration.

Jump to Page

Privacy Preference Center

When you visit any website, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalized web experience. Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change our default settings. However, blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.