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DEFYING THE BOSS Medicaid chief trolls Trump on ObamaCare repeal plan


A top federal health official has come out against House Republicans’ ObamaCare repeal plan, exposing division inside the Trump administration even as the White House and Health Secretary Tom Price work to sell the legislation on Capitol Hill.

Andrey Ostrovsky, chief medical officer for The Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS), tweeted his concerns Wednesday night.

“Despite political messaging from others at HHS, I align with the experts from @aafp @AmerAcadPeds @AmerMedicalAssn in opposition to #AHCA,” he wrote.

He was citing criticism from groups like the American Medical Association and American Academy of Family Physicians.

Ostrovsky is a holdover from the Obama administration. But his agency is part of the broader Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services, which falls under the Department of Health and Human Services — whose boss is pushing hard to promote the House Republican plan.  

“What we’re trying to do is to fix the health care system and move it in a direction where patients and families and doctors are making

Article source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/03/09/obamacare-repeal-bill-hit-by-medicaid-official-exposing-rift-in-trump-team.html