The lawsuit alleges that because of the rule, Medicaid benefits were cut for hundreds of thousands of people nationwide in violation of the Coronavirus Response Act of 2020.
The act provided additional federal Medicaid funding to states on the condition that they continue to cover Medicaid patients throughout the COVID-19 public health emergency. A state of emergency has been declared
“The requirement to keep people on Medicaid during the current crisis was passed precisely because
According to the lawsuit, Shaw originally qualified for Medicaid after
Medicaid also covered the start of treatment for his right shoulder for a recurrence of squamous cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer, by
But, based on the federal “interim final” rule, Nebraska Medicaid officials ended Shaw’s full Medicaid coverage in January, the month she turned 65 and got Medicare.
The rule, issued on
Shaw is now eligible for such a program. He pays his Medicare Part B premiums but does not cover co-pays and deductibles or health needs not included in Medicare.
Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people age 65 or older and certain people with disabilities. Patients typically use supplemental insurance or Medicaid to help pay for costs and cover additional services. Medicaid is a state-federal program for low-income people.
Accordingly, according to the costume, Shaw, who lives about
“Between all the services that are covered by Medicaid but not covered by Medicare at all and the doctor visits that are covered by Medicare but now require coinsurance that she can’t afford, the loss of Medicaid has been devastating. for her,” the lawsuit said. .
Nebraska Appleseed worked with groups representing plaintiffs, including Disability Rights Connecticut, Justice in Aging, The National Health Law Program and the law firm
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