Medical treatment is being treated as a tool to get around a Trump administration policy that bars federal dollars from going to hospitals that do not meet standards for quality of care, the group that represents the nation’s doctors said Wednesday.
The group’s national executive director, Dr. Robert Wood, said the Trump administration has “a clear interest” in cutting off federal funding for medical treatment.
But he said the policy “has been used to justify a range of inappropriate use of medical treatment by the president, including some which have resulted in deaths.”
“I would not want to put a patient at risk,” Wood said.
“I’d like to be able to say to them, ‘You are not going to be receiving this money.
There is a good reason why you are not getting this money.'”
The White House said in a statement Wednesday that it was “working to resolve the matter with Dr. Wood.”
The Trump administration’s decision to withhold federal funds for medical care, known as Medicare Part D, has led to calls for Congress to intervene.
Last month, Senate Republicans proposed a bill to reinstate parts of the health care law that allow the government to withhold Medicare payments to hospitals and doctors that do more than 50 percent of Medicare patients.
In February, Trump said he would allow Medicare to negotiate with hospitals to get rid of the fee.
He said that he was open to the idea if hospitals wanted to pay less.
The Trump White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The National Health Care Workers Alliance said in its statement that it had been calling for the president to release the cost of his administration’s policy for a year, but that it has been unable to get him to do so.
The bill, introduced by Sen. Joe Manchin III, D-W.
Va., would make it a federal crime to refuse to accept Medicare Part d payments if a hospital is not performing the level of care that Medicare prescribes.
That would be the first step in the Trump Administration to cut off Medicare payments if the president’s claim that the payments were needed to care for the sick was proven wrong.
“We have seen that the TrumpCare law has not been working, but there is a huge amount of misinformation and misinformation out there that has been perpetuated,” said the group’s president, Dr, James T. Davis.
The House of Representatives passed a bill last month that would restore the federal Medicaid funding, but it would also require hospitals to provide patients with care.
The White Department has said the bill would not make it easier for hospitals to accept federal payments, but would instead force them to lower the standards that they set for their Medicare patients to comply with Medicare rules.