Florida Record: More older residents on Medicaid wait list in Florida than any other state, attorney says (January 7, 2019) A lawsuit has been filed against “More older residents on Medicaid wait list in Florida than any other state, attorney says”
WJCT News/WUSF Health: Florida Faces ADA Lawsuit Over Medicaid Wait List (January 2, 2019) Justice in Aging has filed a class action lawsuit against Florida’s “Florida Faces ADA Lawsuit Over Medicaid Wait List”
UPDATE (MARCH 24, 2020): A federal judge in Connecticut issued a favorable decision in this nationwide class action that gives hospital patients whose admission status was “Alexander v. Azar – Litigation”
UPDATE (JANUARY 14, 2020): A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled that DHCS must create a process for reimbursing beneficiaries who were wrongly denied services, “Kelley v. Kent – Litigation”
WASHINGTON, DC – Justice in Aging is pleased to welcome Regan Bailey as its new Litigation Director. Justice in Aging is a national legal advocacy “Justice in Aging Welcomes Regan Bailey to Lead Litigation Efforts”
As previously reported, the Center for Medicare Advocacy filed Exley v. Burwell on behalf of Plaintiffs appealing Medicare denials before an Administrative Law Judge and “Class action settlement about ALJ hearing delays for Medicare beneficiaries amended- Fairness Hearing rescheduled for August 1, 2016”
The last few weeks have brought some good news regarding Held v. Colvin, a case we (along with Foley Hoag LLP and GLBTQ Legal Advocates “Big Win For Married LGBT SSI Recipients”
Ohio’s Medicaid program covered only a portion of the program’s assisted living bills, leaving frail seniors Betty Hilleger and Geraldine Saunders with unexpected sky-high expenses. And they were not alone. Thousands of Ohio’s seniors faced the same coverage gap. They applied for coverage, but faced delays and unreasonable bills even after they were supposed to be covered. Justice in Aging joined with the Cincinnati firm Beckman Weil Shepardson to represent Hilleger and Saunders in a class action suit against the state to eliminate this coverage gap.
The misguided policy that nearly made Rosa Martinez homeless is rearing its ugly head again. Rosa Martinez, a California woman whose disability benefits were stopped because the Social Security Administration mistook her for a Florida woman with the same name, was Justice in Aging’s lead Plaintiff in the case Martinez v. Astrue.
Hugh Held and Orion Masters of Los Angeles, California have been together for more than 20 years. When marriage to a person of the same “Social Security Continues Discriminating Against Same Sex Married Couples By Making Them Pay Thousands of Dollars for Agency Mistake”