Maine Tells 1st Circ. Noncitizens' Medicaid Cut Is Legal

Law360, New York (August 5, 2013, 12:25 PM EDT) -- The First Circuit should uphold the denial of an injunction to a class of Maine noncitizen legal residents against a state law terminating their Medicaid coverage or even toss the case, the state argued Thursday, saying the law was constitutional and the plaintiffs' challenge was weak.

According to a brief from the state’s Department of Health and Human Services, the October 2011 passage of a law terminating Medicaid coverage for Maine noncitizen U.S. residents of less than five years had not violated the equal protection guarantees...
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