Legal Aid sues DHS again over algorithm denial of benefits to disabled: Update with DHS comment

Blog Post (Arkansas)

Legal Aid sues DHS again over algorithm denial of benefits to disabled: Update with DHS comment

January 27, 2017 | Leslie Newell Peacock | Arkansas Times
The seven plaintiffs in the suit are low-income individuals with disabilities including cerebral palsy, quadriplegia, multiple sclerosis and other debilitating illnesses whose Medicaid ARChoices benefits were cut by an average of 43 percent.
Tags: Disability Rights | Medicaid

7 disabled file suit against state

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7 disabled file suit against state

January 27, 2017 | Jason Pederson | KATV (local ABC, Little Rock)
Ledgerwood and over 7,000 other disabled Arkansas adults receive Medicaid waivers through the ARChoices program. But a new assessment tool introduced by DHS last year cut ledgerwood's weekly attendant care hours from 56 to 32.
Tags: Disability Rights | Medicaid

IN’s Medicaid Model Could Spread—But It’s Not Working For Everyone

News Story (Indiana)

IN’s Medicaid Model Could Spread—But It’s Not Working For Everyone

January 11, 2017 | Jake Harper | Indiana Public Media
Expanding Medicaid to cover more low-income Americans was a major component of the Affordable Care Act. Verma added a conservative twist: a requirement to pay into the system. Legal and health care advocates say that requirement is causing problems.
Tags: Health Care | Medicaid

‘I’m running out of medicine.’ Paperwork backlog costs some their Medi-Cal coverage

News Story (California)

‘I’m running out of medicine.’ Paperwork backlog costs some their Medi-Cal coverage

December 20, 2016 | Soumya Karlamangla | Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
Moncrief is one of many Los Angeles County residents who say they were wrongly dropped from Medi-Cal, the state’s healthcare program for low-income and disabled Californians, and have struggled to regain coverage and see their doctors.
Tags: Health Care | Medicaid