Judge rules Fla. Medicaid program for kids violates several laws | Dr. Bicuspid

January 2, 2015 — A federal judge has ruled that the 1.9 million children who depend on the Florida Medicaid program for medical and dental care are not receiving the care required by federal law.

Federal Judge Adalberto Jordan found violations of federal requirements with respect to dental care “based on the fact that 79% of the children enrolled in Medicaid are getting no dental services at all,” he wrote in his 153-page opinion released on December 31.

Requirements that children receive preventative care have not been met, given that “approximately one-third of Florida children on Medicaid are not receiving the preventative medical care they are supposed to receive,” according to the decision.

The class action case was filed 10 years ago by the Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (FAPD) and the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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