9th Circ. Keeps Calif. Medicaid Cuts Blocked

Law360, New York (March 26, 2012, 7:44 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit last week preserved a lower court's preliminary injunction on cuts to the state’s Medicaid program that health care providers had argued would cut off services to the program’s beneficiaries.

The California Department of Health Care Services had sought an emergency stay of the injunction earlier this month, arguing that the stay would free up millions of dollars that could help ease the state’s budget crisis. A California federal judge had imposed the preliminary block in January, finding that the public’s interest in protecting...
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