Mealey's Elder Law - Judge Dismisses Nursing Home Residents' Medicaid Action Against Illinois Officials

CHICAGO - A federal judge in Illinois on Oct. 8 dismissed for failure to state a claim a putative class action brought by nursing home residents who allege that Illinois health officials have violated the Medicaid Act and other laws by failing to deduct the medical expenses they incurred before they became eligible for Medicaid when calculating their income to determine how much they must pay for their nursing home care (Mary Nasello, et al. v. Theresa A. Eagleson, et al., No. 18-7597, N.D. Ill., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 174318).
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