Palm Beach County Health Care District officials claim that federal regulations prohibit the district from contracting with the county inspector general’s office. In fact, federal regulations do no such thing, and the district should reinstate the contract it dropped last month.
During an 80-minute meeting with The Palm Beach Post, district board chairwoman Carol Roberts and general counsel Nicholas Romanello insisted that the district had to cancel that contract to comply with new rules under the Affordable Care Act. The district didn’t get an opinion from any federal agency.
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