(From The Daily Caller)
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced a proposed rule Tuesday that would require Medicaid payments to go directly to healthcare workers, ending a 2014 Obama-era rule that let third parties, such as unions and insurance companies, skim off a share of the paycheck before the worker saw any of it…
The Obama era rule was just stupid. But the powers that be like to be able to leagally get their hands on worker money first, because they know workers would probably perfer to keep the fruits of their labor. The unions are afraid that some workers will see less value in supporting a union that says it is working in the best interests workers but which often works against worker interests. (The SEIU is “taxing” these workers by force.)
…Though the Obama rule legalizing the practice went into effect in 2014, unions have been skimming money from Medicaid payments for nearly two decades, according to Freedom Foundation director for labor policy Maxford Nelson.
The practice has netted unions billions of dollars from public-sector home healthcare workers forced to pay union dues or “agency fees” equivalent to 85 percent of a dues payment to cover the cost of representation for non-members.