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Sixth Circuit Rules that Provision of Medicaid Services Is No Bar to Campaign Contributions in Ohio

With the coming political season soon upon us, the Sixth Circuit has struck down an Ohio statute that criminalized the acceptance by state Attorney-General or county-prosecutor candidates of campaign contributions from Medicaid providers or persons with an ownership interest in a Medicaid provider.  See Lavin v. Husted (6th Cir., Case No. 11-3908, Aug. 3, 2012) … Continue Reading

The Sixth Circuit’s Careful Approach to Vacating Consent Decrees

In John B v Goetz (pdf), the Sixth Circuit refused to vacate a consent decree that required Tennessee to provide various medical screening, diagnostic and treatment services to over a half million children under the Medicaid statute.  Tennessee argued that Gonzaga University v. Doe, 536 U.S. 273 (2002), compelled the conclusion that the statute does … Continue Reading