Louisiana Attorney General: Health Lawsuit Could Yield $172M


BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's attorney general says the state Medicaid program could get a refund of $172 million paid under the federal health overhaul, if a court ruling in Texas stands.

Attorney General Jeff Landry touted the federal court decision Wednesday, but acknowledged it could be appealed.

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Six states are involved in the lawsuit. Their Medicaid programs reimbursed managed-care organizations that coordinate services for Medicaid patients for a fee charged under the federal Affordable Care Act.

By reimbursing the managed-care plans, the states effectively paid the fee to the IRS.

The states challenged the $839 million in pass-through charges as unlawful taxes on Medicaid programs. Landry's office says Louisiana's portion topped $172 million.

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The Louisiana Department of Health said Thursday it's reviewing the ruling to determine what it could mean for the state.

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