L.A. County Unlawfully Terminated Thousands Medi-Cal Recipients, Court Rules


The department dropped people between December 2016 and November 2017 before processing their renewal applications, even though they had filed on time, according to plaintiffs’ arguments in court papers.
News Story (California)

Anna Gorman
California Healthline
May 14, 2018
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Tags: Medicaid

Organizations mentioned/involved: Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA)


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Attorneys for the plaintiffs lauded the ruling as a “remarkable protection of patient rights” for L.A. County residents on Medi-Cal.

“Medi-Cal is a lifeline to millions of people in our county,” said David Kane, staff attorney at Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County, one of the organizations that filed the suit. “When you yank that away from somebody, it jeopardizes their very livelihood.”