Court of Appeals says Kansas can’t cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood

By Dave Andrusko On Wednesday a three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals left in place a lower court injunction preventing Kansas from cutting off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood Great Plains which has two centers in Kansas and three in Missouri . In July 2016, U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson’s “wrote that …

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Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal of lower court decision striking down Indiana’s abortion funding law

By Dave Andrusko Without comment the United States Supreme Court today refused to consider Indiana’s appeal of a lower court decision that struck down a state law that denies Medicaid funding for businesses and organizations performing abortions, except for hospitals or ambulatory surgical centers. The challenge to the 2011 law came from Planned Parenthood Indiana …

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States Limit Medicaid Hospital Stays, Highlighting Inadequacy of Health Care Financing

By Jennifer Popik, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics A USA Today piece from last week titled, “More states limiting Medicaid hospital stays,” reports that an increasing number of states are dramatically limiting hospital stays under Medicaid to as little as 10 days a year to control rising costs. Medicaid, an expensive joint Federal/State health care program, primarily …

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