Mayo Clinic clinic locations to be updated to comply with Trump’s health care order
Mayo Clinic Clinic locations in Colorado, Illinois and Wisconsin are set to be replaced by other locations as part of the president’s new health care directive, according to Recode.
A spokesperson for the Mayo Clinic told Recode the changes would occur on Oct. 31, 2017, and are expected to be effective immediately.
The announcement came on the same day the president signed a revised order that seeks to roll back many of President Donald Trump’s policies and moves on a number of fronts, including expanding access to the Affordable Care Act and repealing and replacing the Affordable Clean Air Act.
In addition, the order requires federal agencies to make all necessary changes to their policies to ensure that individuals have access to affordable and quality health care services.
Recode also reported earlier this week that the Department of Health and Human Services was planning to cut the budget of the Office of Medicare and Medicaid Services by $20 million, according a senior official with the agency.
On the flip side, a senior HHS official said in a letter to Congress on Wednesday that the agency will retain its $9 billion budget, but would be spending more on the agency’s Medicaid programs and other initiatives to combat the opioid crisis.
While Trump has been criticized for his actions in implementing the order, his administration has been praised for the way it is working to address the opioid epidemic.
President Trump is set to sign an executive order on Oct 1, 2017.
(Reuters) The new order also calls for the establishment of a task force that will “develop and implement a comprehensive strategy for reducing deaths and disabling injuries associated with opioid use and abuse.”
The administration has not said how much the new plan will cost or how it will be paid for.