Connecticut News Junkie: Lawsuit Against Trump-Era Rule Turns into Nationwide Class Action (August 29, 2022)
Low-income disabled and older adults in Connecticut, Delaware, and Nebraska filed an amended complaint Friday that seeks nationwide class-action status to protect against a Trump administration rule regarding Medicaid.
The rule requires states to trim their Medicaid rolls as a condition of receiving additional funds to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Attorney’s for the plaintiffs say it’s a clear violation of Congress’ mandate to ensure continued access to Medicaid-funded health care throughout the ongoing public health emergency.
The plaintiffs are represented by Disability Rights Connecticut, Justice in Aging, The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) and the law firm Stinson LLP.