DC Circ. Revives Suit Over Medicaid Drug Denials

Law360, New York (June 8, 2012, 8:29 PM EDT) -- Alarmed by an "imminent threat of future injury," the D.C. Circuit on Friday revived a proposed class action accusing the District of Columbia of systematically denying Medicaid coverage of prescription drugs without providing written explanation required by federal and local laws.

The ruling overturned a lower court’s finding that the patients, including a John Doe patient with severe asthma, couldn’t sue over prescription coverage rejections because they eventually obtained free prescriptions and therefore suffered no harm. The circuit court instead found that the John Doe in...
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