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Rodriguez v. Mackereth Complaint

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Rodriguez v. Mackereth Complaint

Date Posted: 
01/09/2015

Community Legal Services, Inc. (CLS) filed a class action lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS, formerly the Department of Public Welfare or DPW) on behalf of approximately 200,000 low-income Pennsylvanians whose Medicaid benefits have been or will be reduced as a result of the Healthy Pennsylvania initiative. 

The lawsuit, Rodriguez v. Mackereth, alleges that DHS has unlawfully reduced Medicaid-covered services in violation of existing state regulations and without issuing new state regulations with required public notice and comment periods.  The lawsuit was filed in Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court.

A copy of the complaint is below.

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