U.S. top court says private medical providers can't sue states over Medicaid

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Posted: Mar 31, 2015 10:13 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that private medical providers cannot sue a state in order to raise Medicaid reimbursement rates to deal with rising medical costs.

The justices, on a 5-4 vote, ruled in favor of the state of Idaho, which says that medical providers have no legal recourse to sue.

(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Will Dunham)