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  • J.E.M. et al. v. Kinkade, Western District of Missouri

    Litigation Team and

    Missouri Medicaid beneficiaries with hepatitis C brought a lawsuit to challenge Missouri’s policy denying them access to direct-acting antiretroviral (DAA) medications, which clinical studies have shown cures the disease in more than 90% to 95% of cases. Without treatment, the hepatitis C virus can result in significant liver deterioration…

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  • Edmunds v. Levine, Southern District of Florida

    Litigation Team

    Class of severely disabled Medicaid recipients challenged Florida’s decision to deny coverage of a prescription drug, Neurontin, for medically accepted indications that were cited in congressionally-recognized drug compendia, including neuropathic pain and certain psychiatric disorders, in violation of the Medicaid Act. Partners: Florida Legal Services, Legal Aid Service of…

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  • Hernandez v. Medows, Southern District of Florida

    Litigation Team

    Class of Medicaid recipients challenged Florida’s failure to provide basic due process when denying coverage of prescription drugs. Recipients were simply told by a pharmacist that Medicaid would not pay for a prescription drug, without any written explanation of why coverage was denied, or how they could challenge the…

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