Leslie V. Norwalk, Strategic Counsel at Epstein Becker Green and EBG Advisors, Inc., was quoted in Bloomberg BNA Health Care Daily Report, in “Medicare, Medicaid Changes Won't Come Easy for New Agency Official,” by Matthew Loughran. (Read the full version – subscription required.)
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Leslie Norwalk, a strategic counsel at Epstein Becker & Green LLP in Washington who took over as the acting CMS administrator after Scully resigned in 2004 and served in that capacity until 2007, added that any changes to the government programs would have to take into account Trump's campaign focus on jobs.
“If you look at what Donald Trump was saying about trade, manufacturing and jobs, there was not a lot of focus on the fact that the health-care sector is one of the largest employers in any given state,” she said.
Norwalk said any changes to Medicare and Medicaid to conform with fiscal responsibility campaign promises would have to take into account the effect those changes would have on the jobs the program payments support.