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Key Medicare Advocate Concerned Trump’s Order Shifting ALJ Hiring Could Affect Appeals

July 11, 2018
President Donald Trump on Tuesday (July 10) signed an executive order allowing federal agencies to choose administrative law judges outside the typical competitive hiring process used for federal employees, prompting concerns from Capitol Hill and one Medicare advocate that such a move could hurt the fairness of ALJ reviews. House ranking Democrat Richard Neal (MA) raised concerns ALJs could be chosen based on ideology rather than merit under the executive order. Judy Stein, executive director and attorney with the Center...


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