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Santa Cruz County responds to Medicare motion to dismiss doctor payment lawsuit
The Mercury News

The attorney representing Santa Cruz County and 200 other counties claiming Medicare has shorted their doctors by almost $3.7 billion, reducing care for the elderly and infirm, has filed a 30-page memo countering Medicare’s motion to dismiss the case. In 2007, when the lawsuit was first filed, the claim was for $2.4 billion. The case is slated to be heard Nov. 2 by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White in San Francisco.