Scherwitz v. Beane (2018)
Category: Civil Rights Discrimination Rights of the Disabled Rights of the Poor
About This Case:
This is a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against the Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) claiming that participants in a Medicaid program run by the state are not being given proper notice before being kicked off the program, leading to a loss of income that the suit says puts low-income residents “at risk of losing their homes and their utilities and deprives them of funds needed for their daily living expenses, including food.”
Suit favorably settled in January 2019.
ACLU Cooperating Attorney:
Gemmell v. Affigne (2016)