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Court Remands and Vacates HHS’s Unlawful Approval of a California Medicaid Rate Cuts for Dental Services

The amendment drastically cut reimbursement rates for periodontal care and instituted burdensome and potentially dangerous pre-authorization and x-ray processes for institutionlized patients. 

Read Complaint (PDF), Press ReleaseMotion for Summary Judgement  (PDF), Decision (PDF)

New Hampshire Fails to Dismiss Lawsuit Challenging Its Failure to Provide Services to Older Adults and Those with Disabilities

The court rejected the State's efforts to evade responsibility for its home-and-community-based-services administration and oversight failures as "meritless," "fall[ing] flat," and "fruitless." 

Read Complaint (PDF), Press ReleaseArticleDecision on Motion to Dismiss (PDF), Press Release on Motion to Dismiss, Article on Motion

Kansas Agrees to Improve Mental Health and Community Services to Older Adults and Those with Disabilities

Settlement Agreement between Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Topeka Independent Living Resource Center, and constituents of Disability Rights Center of Kansas.

Everyone should be able to choose how they live as they age and not be forced into institutionalized settings. This is a critical first step toward reforming how we serve older adults with mental illness in the community.

Read Settlement Agreement SummarySettlement Agreement (PDF), Press ReleaseArticle KCUR by Koranda & Censky

AARP Foundation Supreme Court 2021 Preview

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Coming off an unprecedented year when every single case was heard remotely, the Supreme Court this year will review a variety of cases with implications for older adults, especially those who are struggling with financial hardships or disabilities. AARP Foundation Litigation summarizes and comments on these cases in our annual Supreme Court Preview.

Health care, employee and retiree rights, and patient and consumer protections are among the issues in cases already on the docket or likely to come before the Court this term. AARP Foundation attorneys will either be actively participating in these cases or following them closely to assess their impact on older adults.

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On the Docket

Current Litigation Cases

Follow cases in which attorneys with AARP Foundation attorneys represent a party. The cases listed in this docket are in reverse chronological order of the filing or decision dates. 

Recent Amicus Cases

The amicus cases in this docket appear in reverse chronological order of the filing or decision date.