Florida to appeal child health lawsuit to 11th Circuit

Florida to appeal child health lawsuit to 11th Circuit

Florida will appeal a federal district court ruling that rejected the state’s legal challenge to federal rules that prevent children from being dropped from the children’s health insurance program for nonpayment of premiums.

A notice of appeal filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida indicates that the state will appeal a May 31 opinion by Judge William F. Jung to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Jung had ruled that the court lacked jurisdiction over Florida’s claims that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services exceeded its statutory authority when it issued guidance…