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Breaking News: Supreme Court Sends California Rate Case Back to Court of Appeals

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Breaking News: Supreme Court Sends California Rate Case Back to Court of Appeals

February 22, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court today refused to reverse a court of appeals decision in the Douglas v. Independent Living Center of Southern California case.In a majority decision (5-4), the Supreme Court’s ruling supported the lower court’s, ruling that providers and beneficiaries have a private right to sue the state to block cuts to California’s Medicaid program.


According to the Dr. James Hay, president of the California Medical Association (CMA),“The state cannot continue to propose sweeping cuts to programs for California’s poorest and most vulnerable patients.” Hay added, “Our hope is that they get the message loud and clear with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today.”


Read the CMA's press release.


This is good news for ANCOR providers and the individuals they support throughout the nation, and ANCOR supports the Supreme Court's decision.


Details to follow.