Public Justice Center (2012)

Reports the positive settlement of their suit to compel Maryland’s Department of Human Resources to comply with the time limit requirements for processing Medicaid benefits for disabled and blind persons. At the time of the settlement, there were over 9,000 delayed cases. The named plaintiff in the case was waiting over 233 days for an eligibility determination! Magee-Kern v. Dallas

Executive Director John Nethercut said, “The Barbara McDowell Foundation grant enabled our Health Rights project staff to prioritize a time-sensitive case and push it to a speedy resolution that benefitted many thousands of low-income Marylanders waiting for vital health care.”

Click here to see the original grant, including the six-month and year-end reports.