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Texas Medicaid Program’s Outreach to Poor Children Gets Approved

Jan. 13, 2022, 9:22 PM

Texas won partial dissolution of a consent degree settling a suit over its administration of a Medicaid program for poor children because it satisfied the decree’s outreach and information obligations, the Fifth Circuit said Thursday.

The state did everything required by the first section of an 11-part corrective action order designed to bring it into compliance with the decree, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit said. The state didn’t need to show its efforts had been effective in improving participation in the program, the court said.

In 1993, a class of about 1.5 million Texas children eligible ...