NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A federal judge has dismissed a long-running lawsuit over care for the 750,000 children on TennCare.
The class-action suit filed in 1998 claimed that children on TennCare weren't getting proper medical and dental care, in violation of federal rules governing Tennessee's version of Medicaid.
The case, known as John B., for one of the plaintiffs, was settled in 1998 with a consent decree outlining requirements the state had to follow.
State lawyers sought to have the consent decree dismissed in 2006, arguing that it was no longer necessary. The case stalled until a new judge took over last year.
On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Thomas Wiseman Jr. ruled that the state is in substantial compliance with the terms of the decree. He vacated the decree and dismissed the case.
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