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South Carolina Loses Bid to End Planned Parenthood Medicaid Pay

March 8, 2022, 6:07 PM

A Planned Parenthood affiliate Tuesday defeated South Carolina’s attempt to kick it off the state’s approved Medicaid provider list, teeing up possible U.S. Supreme Court review of who can sue to enforce the federal law that provides health care for the economically disadvantaged.

The federal law gives Medicaid recipients the right to choose qualified medical providers, and gives them the right to sue a state for violating that provision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit said.

The panel confirmed that a previous order blocking South Carolina’s move against Planned Parenthood South Atlantic has precedential weight and compels ...