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Sixth Circuit Court Weighs in on the Definition of Family

Pro Seniors filed a federal class action challenging the way that the State of Ohio defines the word “family” under the Medicaid Act, which requires states that receive federal Medicaid funds to provide low-income Medicare beneficiaries with financial assistance to help pay their out-of-pocket Medicare costs. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed that “family” does indeed include the Medicare beneficiary’s spouse.

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