Oral Argument Scheduled in Right-to-Know Medicaid Case

In Pennsylvania, many low-income children who are eligible for Medicaid never get to visit a dentist. The Law Center seeks financial records to understand this failure.

Oral argument in our pair of right-to-know cases about how the Department of Public Welfare (DPW) uses taxpayer dollars to provide dental care to people on Medicaid has been scheduled for May 5, 2015 in Harrisburg.

The Supreme Court will review whether or not financial transactions funneled from a public entity to a private contractor can be hidden from the public eye under the guise of constituting “trade secrets.”  We believe that this type of financial information about how taxpayer dollars are spent should be out in the open for public scrutiny.

Click here to learn more about this pair of cases.