Improving Access to Medicaid in Florida


Judge Again Denies Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss for Mootness

The defendants in this case, the Secretary of the Department of Children and Families (DCF) as well as the Secretary of the Agency for Health Care Administration, have moved respectively to dismiss the claims in this lawsuit as moot and to reopen the record for liability. On November 25, 2014, District Judge Adalberto Jordan again denied these motions. While the defendants have repeatedly tried to argue that their recent modifications to the Florida Medicaid program would make it “impossible to award any meaningful relief to the plaintiffs”, Judge Jordan maintained his stance that without an inquiry and study into these new changes, there is no way yet of knowing whether they can remedy the issues brought by the plaintiffs.

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