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Florida reaches settlement agreement in kids’ Medicaid case

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Florida health officials have reached a settlement ending a decades-long class-action lawsuit that alleged the state is violating federal mandates by failing to deliver critical health services to millions of children on Medicaid. The settlement comes after a 2005 lawsuit against three state agencies alleging 390,000 children did not get a medical checkup in 2007 and more than 750,000 received no dental care. Judge Adalberto Jordan sided with the plaintiffs in 2014 and sent both parties to meditation. An agreement…

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