Consumer Law

High Court Won’t Hear State Bids to Cut Medicaid Funds

Slamming inaction by their colleagues, three conservative justices dissented Monday from the Supreme Court’s decision not to rule on whether patients can sue over a state pulling Medicaid funding from a specific provider like Planned Parenthood.

Medicaid gives patients the right to choose any qualified and willing provider for their health care. In January 2016, then-Kansas Governor Sam Brownback said he would cut off all Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood.

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