Wednesday, July 13, 2011

More Join Suit Against Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A group of 39 disabled Tennesseans filed suit against the state over cuts to medical assistance they say will force them away from their families and into group care homes.
The lawsuit, filed by plaintiffs from Nashville, Madison, Brentwood, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Mt. Juliet, Goodlettsville and other cities across the state, seeks to block cuts to the state’s in-home nursing and personal assistance services.
The suit was filed by the Legal Aid Society on behalf of People First, a nonprofit group that advocates for people with disabilities, and asserts the state is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act, among other federal safeguards.

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