Court orders Medicaid to reinstate dental care
July 5, 2013
A federal appeals court on Friday invalidated a California law that eliminated coverage of some healthcare services for the poor including adult dental and optometry. [Reuters]
A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court Appeals said the federal Medicaid program for the poor prohibits the changes imposed by the California law.
In 2009, California lawmakers voted to eliminate adult dental, podiatry, optometry and chiropractic care to help remedy the budget crisis. Health care professionals then sued to block the changes.