Monday, July 25, 2011

Suit Against MassHealth

A disabilities group is suing Massachusetts' health care system for allegedly failed provide adequate communication options. Two of the plaintiffs are deaf and claim the Medicaid agency MassHealth did not offer materials in American Sign Language, and that the agency made it hard for them to reach someone on the phone who can help them. Two blind customers and two other people with disabilities are also part of the suit. MassHealth is still reviewing the complaint. The Disability Policy Consortium filed the suit.