Judge Won't Block Medicaid Cut For Maine Residents

Law360, New York (March 14, 2013, 3:04 PM EDT) -- A Maine federal judge on Thursday refused to issue a preliminary injunction to a putative class of certain Maine noncitizen legal residents in their suit against a state law terminating their Medicaid coverage, ruling the plaintiffs were unlikely to succeed in their case.

According to U.S. District Judge John A. Woodcock Jr., plaintiffs Hans Bruns and Kadra Hassan hadn't shown that Maine’s October 2011 termination of Medicaid coverage for noncitizen residents of less than five years was a violation of the equal protection guarantees of the...
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