Dems Press CMS To Ensure Medicaid Provider Choice As States Ban Abortion

By Bridget Early / May 11, 2022 at 11:50 AM
A group of 100 House Democrats, led by Reps. Lizzie Fletcher (TX) and Cori Bush (MO), pressed CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure on Tuesday (May 10) to immediately enforce Medicaid’s so-called free choice of provider requirement after they say nearly half a dozen states have violated federal law and cut abortion providers out of their state Medicaid programs. Federal requirements say Medicaid beneficiaries should have the free choice of any willing, qualified provider participating in a state program -- and the...

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