9th Circuit Holds California Law Eliminating Coverage Violates Medicaid Act

9th Circuit Holds California Law Eliminating Coverage Violates Medicaid Act

SAN FRANCISCO - In reversing a lower court, a Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on July 5 held that California legislation eliminating coverage for certain health care services, including adult dental, podiatry, optometry and chiropractic services, conflicted with the Medicaid Act and, therefore, was invalid (California Association of Rural Health Clinics, et al. v. Toby Douglas, et al., Nos. 10-17574, 10-17622, 9th Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 13651).

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