According to the Washington Examiner, “'What if we gave organizations more flexibility so they could pay a beneficiary's rent if they were in unstable housing, or make sure that a diabetic had access to, and could afford, nutritious food?' Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said at an event in November. 'If that sounds like an exciting idea... I want you to stay tuned to what CMMI is up to.'
Azar was referring to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Center, a government entity created by Obamacare that tests different ideas for improving care and lowering costs. The expected changes would take effect through Medicaid, the program that covers low-income people and other vulnerable populations, including pregnant women and people with disabilities.”