Judge Sets Thursday Hearing On Ark. Decision To Cut Off Medicaid Funding For Planned Parenthood
A federal judge has scheduled arguments for 2 p.m. Thursday regarding the reproductive health organization's request for an injunction to prevent the state from terminating its Medicaid contract.
The Associated Press:
Judge Sets Hearing On Arkansas Defunding Planned Parenthood
A federal judge has set a Thursday hearing over Arkansas’ decision to cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker on Friday set the hearing over Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit challenging Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s decision to cancel the organization’s Medicaid contract. The state’s cancellation of the contract took effect Sunday, and Planned Parenthood says it’ll affect Medicaid patients scheduled to visit its health centers starting Sept. 21. (9/14)
Hearing Set In Group's Suit Over Medicaid Cutoff
A federal judge will hear arguments at 2 p.m. Thursday on Planned Parenthood's request for an injunction to stop the state from terminating its Medicaid contract with the health care organization. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland provides family planning and preventive health services in Arkansas and Oklahoma. The nonprofit filed a federal lawsuit Friday in Little Rock over the Arkansas Department of Human Services' cancellation of the contract at the order of Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson. (Satter, 9/15)