23. February 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Health Law · Tags: ,

I wrote back at the end of December about a decision by the U.S. Federal Court to allow “interested parties” to sue the state of California for cuts to Medi-Cal.  Well, today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it would not reverse the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and sent the case back.  In other words, those “interested parties” may now have the opportunity to litigate how such cuts will affect the populations they serve.  Put another way, the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling opens the door for the argument that state budgetary problems cannot necessarily translate into cuts in Medicaid heatlh care services.

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