Immigrants Slam Ariz. Medicaid Office Over Reduced Benefits

Law360, New York (July 25, 2016, 7:29 PM ET) — A proposed class of low-income immigrants residing in Arizona filed a complaint in federal court Monday accusing the state’s Medicaid program of violating the Medicaid provisions of the Social Security Act by withholding full-scope coverage to eligible immigrants in favor of emergency-only coverage.

The immigrants, who said they qualify for medical services through the Arizona Medicaid program, known as the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, allege that the AHCCCS and the Arizona Department of Economic Security have improperly transferred immigrants entitled to full-scope benefits to emergency-only coverage in violation…

Source: Law360