Legal Foreign National Sues Maine For Health Coverage

Law360, New York (April 19, 2012, 5:55 PM EDT) -- A cancer-stricken German citizen legally residing in Maine lodged a putative class action against the state's Department of Health and Human Services in federal court on Thursday challenging the constitutionality of a new state law denying medical coverage to some noncitizens.

Suffering from a large cancerous tumor in his neck that causes "extreme pain" and impacts his ability to sleep, hear and swallow, Hans Bruns was cut off from receiving treatment through the state's low-income health care program after the state severed legal noncitizens who have...
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