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O'Malley administration settles suit over Medicaid backlog

State reducing backlog of cases affecting low-income and disabled Marylanders

By Luke Broadwater, Baltimore Sun
April 30, 2013: The O'Malley administration has settled a class action lawsuit brought by critics who accused the state of failing low-income and disabled Marylanders by regularly taking nearly a year to approve medical assistance applications as part of a severe backlog.
The settlement means the Maryland Department of Human Resources will process claims faster and work to eliminate a backlog of more than 9,000 delayed cases, according to the Public Justice Center, the Homeless Persons Representation Project and the National Center for Law and Economic Justice, the organizations that filed suit.

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