Since July 2011, more than 100,000 people in Pennsylvania have lost their Medicaid coverage as the state’s Department of Public Welfare (DPW) looks for ways to cut spending by eliminating what the department identifies as “fraud, waste, and abuse.”
Community Legal Services (CLS) thinks that many of these case closures were done improperly, and is looking for people who have lost their Medicaid eligibility in order to determine if the case closures were proper or improper.
MHAPA and numerous other organizations across the state are helping CLS find stories of people whose Medicaid cases were closed.
Please consider sharing your story, if you or someone you know had a case that was:
- Closed sometime between July 2011 and the present
- Closed for noncompliance with the redetermination process (meaning that the individual allegedly did not return their redetermination/re-evaluation/SAR paperwork)
Even if you reapplied or appealed and received Medicaid again, CLS would still like to hear about your case.
If you are willing to share your story (or the story of your clients/patients if you work for an agency or medical office), please fill out the online questionnaire at bit.ly/vqC1Wk. Your name will not be used without your express permission. If you don’t feel comfortable providing your name or the name of your client/patient, please share as much information as possible.
Please note that filling out this form does not mean that CLS is providing you with legal representation. If you need legal assistance, you may call CLS’ main number at 215-981-3700 for further information.
Please direct questions to:
Justine Elliot, Staff Attorney
Community Legal Services
1424 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Direct Phone: 215-981-3721