Trump exec order could stuff HHS with his political allies

Modern Healthcare: A recent move by the Trump administration could further politicize HHS, severely disrupt the agency's decision-making and cause sizable policy swings each time there's a new president. Those changes would create significant uncertainty for providers, payers and the public, according to experts.

President Donald Trump last month signed an executive order that would make it easier for federal agencies to hire and fire career officials "in positions of a confidential, policy-determining, policymaking or policy-advocating character … not normally subject to change as a result of a presidential transition" by reclassifying them under a new category of federal workers called Schedule F.

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