HHS Urges Court Not To Block Medicaid Cut In ACA Suit

Law360, New York (February 27, 2013, 4:53 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday hit back at a request from a putative class of disabled Maine residents for an injunction against a decision allowing the state to slash its Medicaid rolls, arguing there was no legal basis to block the ruling.

HHS said that while it was “sympathetic” to the plaintiffs’ circumstances, they hadn’t shown they were likely to succeed on their claim that approval of the state’s Medicaid cut had violated the Affordable Care Act’s maintenance-of-effort, or MOE, provision....
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