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BSF Presses in Court for Medicaid Improvements in Florida

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BSF partners Stuart Singer and Carl Goldfarb are leading a team of attorneys providing pro bono services for the 1.7 million Florida children on Medicaid and their advocates in a federal trial that began on December 7, 2009.  BSF is seeking to remedy systemic deficiencies in the medical and dental care provided to indigent children in the state. Children’s limited access to health care is such a chronic problem that the conservative Florida Medical Association came out publicly in support of the suit.

After over 90 days of trial, closing arguments in the case took place April 20th, 2012. A ruling is expected by the end of the summer.

Please follow the below links for related media coverage.

Miami Herald, April 20, 2012
Kids vs. state: Medicaid case in judge’s hands

Daily Business Review, April 20, 2012
Judge Adalberto Jordan to rule on state Medicaid program by end of summer

WFMU Radio, April 20, 2012
Court hears closing arguements in children's Medicaid challenge

Associated Press, October 7, 2011
Fla. waited 10 years to send Medicaid letters

Associated Press, October 5, 2011
Fla. health official: Child Medicaid program is OK

Sun Sentinel, April 24, 2011
Florida ranks last in nation in providing dental care for poor kids

Miami Daily Business Review [subscription], January 27, 2011
Suit: State not treating kids on Medicaid fairly

Associated Press, January 12, 2010
Moms say state denies kids good care under Medicaid

Tallahassee Democrat, January 6, 2010
Why is our state fighting our children?, December 20, 2009
Florida Children Lose in Medicaid Fight, Suit Alleges

Daily Business Review, December 8, 2009
Plaintiffs say Indigent Kids not Adequately Treated

Press Release, December 7, 2009
Boies, Schiller & Flexner Commences Trial to Enforce Federal Medicaid Rights for Children
Press Release (PDF | 81.98 K)

The Associated Press, December 7, 2009
Attorneys: Fla. Officials Lamented Medicaid Delays

CBS4, December 7, 2009
Lawsuit: Medicaid Short Changing Florida's Kids

Miami Herald, December 7, 2009
Trial Puts Focus on Kids' Care

ABC 3, December 7, 2009
Florida Medicaid Trial - Video

Miami Herald, December 6, 2009
Federal trial will decide changes in Florida's child Medicaid program

United Press International, December 6, 2009
Lawsuit says Florida Medicaid care wanting

Associated Press, December 2, 2009
Fla. Medicaid lawsuit heads to trial

Sarasota Herald Tribune, November 1, 2009
Medicaid suit focuses on physicians' pay

Jacksonville Observer, October 5, 2009
Class Action Suit Over Medicaid Coverage Heads to Trial

Miami Daily Business Review, October 1, 2009
Judge OKs status among state’s children seeking health care

American Lawyer, July 1, 2009
BSF Makes AmLaw Pro Bono 100 List

Miami Daily Business Review, January 14, 2008
Justice Watch: Suit Says Florida Medicaid Fails Children with Special Needs

Related Lawyers: Sashi C. Bach, , Carl E. Goldfarb, , , Damien J. Marshall, Joshua Riley, Stuart H. Singer, Lauren Louis

Related Practice: Pro Bono

Download: The Complaint (PDF, 1.64 M)