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Cutting Red Tape • Handle With Care

Aug. 7, 2018, 10:26 AM

‘JURY STILL OUT’ ON TRUMP EFFORTS TO EASE REGULATORY BURDEN

The Trump administration’s health-care platform is built on cutting red tape for businesses and streamlining the rules.

But have officials actually made it easier for medical providers to follow the law? “Two years in, the jury is still very much out,” former Justice Department prosecutor Jason Mehta tells Bloomberg Law.

Officials have made a point of targeting wrongdoing by individuals rather than companies and de-emphasizing reliance on sub-regulatory guidance in lawsuits, for example. On the other hand, Mehta said, there have been “ominous” signs such as a hiring surge for ...

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