The Trump administration on Thursday finalized the most significant change to the nation’s fitness programs since the Affordable Care Act.
It would ban most people from doing any form of physical training beyond 10 hours a week.
“There’s a lot of money at stake here,” said John Delaney, a former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a former U.S. Surgeon General.
“If you look at the money, it’s a very significant amount.”
In a joint statement, the presidents office and the White House Office of Management and Budget said the new policy would make it easier for the federal government to support individuals with disabilities who needed to “exercise and recover.”
The government is “aware of significant challenges associated with the implementation of the policy,” the statement said.
The change would take effect in 2020.
The policy, which is expected to cost $5.5 billion, would allow the U.N. and other health organizations to help pay for the training.
The government would cover the cost of the training for people who meet the age, disability and work requirement.
But the new restrictions would not apply to those with pre-existing medical conditions or chronic health problems.
The new rules would also require that all health workers receive at least one hour of physical therapy a week for people with disabilities.
The Department of Health and Human Services would also allow states to require that health care workers who are physically disabled work a minimum of 10 hours at a time in order to meet the requirement.
In 2020, the department would pay for a training program that would allow people with physical disabilities to “move freely around the workplace,” the White Houses office said.
The changes would also prevent the government from reimbursing health providers for activities like running, lifting and walking.
They would also bar the federal Government Accountability Office from conducting a review of the new rules and would prohibit the White Helmets from conducting “collaboration” with the government to help with the training program.
The rules would not affect people who are otherwise able to work in their homes, but it would require health care providers to provide more detailed training on how to manage their physical and mental health.
The White House said the training would help to protect Americans from dangerous conditions that could result from lack of proper nutrition and other stressors.
“The government is very well aware of the challenges associated [with] the implementation,” the health department said in a statement.
“We will continue to provide the most appropriate and timely assistance to our workforce and our communities.”