ACLU of Rhode Island
Protecting Civil Liberties in Rhode Island for Over 50 Years
Posted: Jan 09, 2019
|Category: Active Case Discrimination Rights of the Disabled Rights of the Poor
The ACLU of Rhode Island today announced the settlement of a class-action lawsuit that was filed against the State last year, claiming that participants in a Medicaid program run by the state were not being given proper notice before being kicked off the program, leading to a loss of income that the suit says put low-income residents “at risk of losing their homes and their utilities and…funds needed for their daily living expenses, including food.” The suit tied the improper notice to the state’s infamous UHIP computer system, the subject of another pending ACLU suit regarding food stamp benefit delays.
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