Labor Watchdogs Back Trump’s Dues Skimming Crackdown

The Washington Free Beacon cited Policy Analyst Trey Kovacs on labor unions.

The move earned high praise from labor watchdogs, who have long objected to using Medicaid payments to enrich labor organizations. Trey Kovacs, a labor expert at the pro-free market think tank Competitive Enterprise Institute, said the rules are more in line with the spirit of supporting home health aides and caring for the disabled.

“The Trump administration rule-change will ensure Medicaid funds reach their intended destination and used exclusively to care for the elderly and disabled, not siphoned off to a labor union that may be unwanted by patients, families, and caregivers,” Kovacs said in a statement.

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