In 2016, NLSLA sued the County of Los Angeles for the unlawful practice of terminating Medi-Cal recipients from critical coverage after failing to process their annual renewal forms. The successful lawsuit accused the county’s Department of Public Social Services of failing to timely process renewal applications and then terminating Medi-Cal—leaving people without the health care they need and lawfully deserve—in clear violation of state law. NLSLA’s clients demonstrated the harm suffered by sick and disabled Medi-Cal recipients who were unexpectedly cut from life-sustaining medications and care. A 2018 ruling halted the unlawful practice, protecting the more than three million L.A. County residents who depend on Medi-Cal to access medical care.
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