9th Circuit: Arizona Can't Bar Medicaid Patients From Choosing Their Own Doctors

9th Circuit: Arizona Can't Bar Medicaid Patients From Choosing Their Own Doctors

SAN FRANCISCO - Arizona cannot bar state Medicaid patients from obtaining covered family planning services from health care providers who also perform elective abortions, a panel of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Aug. 22 in affirming summary judgment against the state government (Planned Parenthood Arizona Incorporated, et al. v. Tom Betlach, et al., Nos. 12-17558 and 13-15506, 9th Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 17584).

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