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We granted a writ of certiorari to review a decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit , holding that California's "transfer-of-assets" statute applicable to "medically needy" recipients of Medicaid benefits does not conflict with governing federal law . Dawson v. Myers, 622 F. 2d 1304 (CA9 1980). Petitioner is an individual considered "medically needy" under California's Medicaid plan, who represents the class of all such persons who have been denied Medicaid benefits because of previous transfers of assets for less than full consideration.

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