Bob Atlas Quoted in “Congress Unlikely to Cut Medicare, Patients’ Coverage This Year – but States May Act”

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Bob Atlas, a Strategic Advisor and President of EBG Advisors, Inc., in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, was quoted in Part B News, in “Congress Unlikely to Cut Medicare, Patients’ Coverage This Year - but States May Act,” by Roy Edroso. (Read the full version – subscription required.)

Following is an excerpt:

Despite highlevel talk of cuts to Medicare and Medicaid and a recent blow to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), you don’t need to worry too much about further cuts to federal programs in 2018. But do watch for statelevel changes that could impact the way your patients’ coverage works.

The end of the ACA’s individual mandate that came with the tax bill signed into law by President Donald Trump last month left many observers, including experts Part B News talked to about 2018 predictions, wondering what other big changes to the federal health care system his administration had in store…

“CMS intends, for the first time ever, to allow states to condition Medicaid eligibility for some people on their having work or participating in comparably productive pursuits,” adds Robert F. Atlas, strategic advisor and president of EBG Advisors Inc. in Washington, D.C. “This plus other measures relating to enrollment rules are expected to lead to some shrinkage in the population covered by Medicaid, which would in turn add more people to the ranks of the uninsured.”