Kansas has dropped its effort to terminate Planned Parenthoods participation in Medicaid, ending a three-year-long court battle that the state lost at every turn.
The change in policy wasnt announced publicly but rather came in the form of a joint stipulation to dismiss Planned Parenthoods lawsuit challenging the states move.
The stipulation, which was filed in federal court on Friday, stated that the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), which oversees the state Medicaid program, has notified Planned Parenthood of its decision to rescind the Medicaid terminations. The court approved the dismissal of the lawsuit on Monday morning.
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