Ind. Asks Supreme Court To Lift Block On Medicaid Dental Cap

Law360, New York (March 4, 2013, 1:42 PM EST) -- Indiana has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an injunction against its $1,000 annual individual limit on Medicaid dental services, saying the Medicaid recipient who challenged the limit had no standing to bring her putative class action in the first place.

According to the state Family and Social Services Administration's Feb. 20 petition, there is no private right of action to enforce a state's compliance with federal Medicaid funding conditions, except for a narrow exception plaintiff Sandra Bontrager hadn't met. Therefore, a district court shouldn't...
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