TRLA attorney Susan Zinn is continuing her fight for children’s health care in Texas, as shown in today’s edition of the Austin American Statesman. Zinn works for TRLA on a part time basis and devotes the rest of her time to her private practice working on this issue.
Austin American Statesman – Lawyer: Texas is violating Medicaid access order
The lead lawyer representing Texas children in a lawsuit about health care access under Medicaid said the state is violating the terms of a 2007 court order.
State officials said they’re complying with the order in the case of Frew v. Hawkins, which, among other things, requires Texas to spend $150 million in state funds “toward strategic initiatives to improve … access to services.”
Susan Zinn, who represents Texas children on Medicaid, said the court requires that the money be spent in the 2008 and 2009 budget years, but the state plans to spend less than a third of that during that period.
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