Judge Won't Block Maine's Medicaid Cut

Law360, New York (March 1, 2013, 2:40 PM EST) -- A Maine federal judge on Thursday refused to temporarily block a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services decision to allow the state to slash its Medicaid rolls beginning March 1, ruling there wasn't yet enough evidence to show the plaintiffs were likely to succeed with their class action challenge.

According to U.S. District Judge John A. Woodcock Jr.’s order denying the plaintiffs’ motion for a temporary restraining order, the regulations related to the contested Medicaid cut were “unusually complex, voluminous, and dense.” While the plaintiffs...
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BOURGOIN et al v. SEBELIUS


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2:13-cv-00055

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Maine

Nature of Suit

Other Statutes: Administrative Procedures Act/Review or Appeal of Agency Decision

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JOHN A. WOODCOCK, JR

Date Filed

February 19, 2013

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