Hair Füror and his toadies have invented a new take on how to eff’ the rat:
What the Proposed “SUNSET” Regulation Means for Medicaid and CHIP
On November 4, the Department of Health and Human Services proposed to require itself to review almost every regulation it has ever issued, including those affecting Medicaid and CHIP. It did so by proposing a new regulation, which has the misleading acronym “SUNSET” (Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely). A more appropriate acronym would be “JAMS” (Just Another Means of Sabotage). It’s a thinly-veiled effort to put the Department in a procedural straight jacket and “JAM” up the works just in time for the onboarding of a new Administration.
Under this proposal, almost all regulations that the Department does not review within certain periods of time will automatically expire. The public has until December 4 to comment (in the case of Medicare regulations, until January 4).
The regulators will be in a constant loop of reviewing countless regulations and as the backlog sets in, the regulations themselves will expire. It’s ingenious and pure evil.
The Republicans could not destroy Medicaid and food stamps outright, but they can set in place a way for those programs to destroy themselves from within, just as a new Administration moves in.
Nancy J. Martin in the comments gives us the link to leave comments. Use it.