Planned Parenthood gets another temporary reprieve from Medicaid ouster

AUSTIN, Texas — A Travis County judge on Thursday extended a temporary order blocking Texas from ousting Planned Parenthood as a Medicaid health care provider for another 14 days. State District Judge Lora Livingston of Travis County said the extension will give her time to determine whether Texas can remove the organization now or whether Planned Parenthood can continue serving low-income patients while it pursues other appeals. “I just need some time to wade through the mountain of paper that you have given me,” Livingston said at the close of a two-hour hearing, conducted online via Zoom. T…

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