Ariz. Medicaid Recipients Win Class Cert. In Suit Over Copays

Law360, New York (October 5, 2012, 3:42 PM EDT) -- An Arizona federal judge on Friday certified a class action brought on behalf of 123,000 Medicaid recipients who claim the state's Medicaid program illegally increased copay rates on low-income residents starting in 2003.

In seeking to beat certification, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System had argued that the interests of the class representatives were at odds with those of the rest of the class because the state could end up scaling back or canceling coverage for the class if it were forced to do away...
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