Pharmacies To The Left Of Obama: Patients Should Have The Right To Sue Over Medicaid Cuts

Four pharmaceutical groups — the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, the National Community Pharmacists Association, the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations, and the American Pharmacists Association — have filed an amicus brief in a California lawsuit calling “on the Supreme Court to give patients and healthcare providers such as hospitals the right to challenge states’ Medicaid cuts.” The Obama administration — to the dismay of many consumer advocates — has said it does not believe that beneficiaries should be able to challenge state reductions to the program.