Missouri Medicaid Can’t Cut off Adult Diapers
Missouri cannot deny Medicaid coverage for disposable diapers to incontinent adults, a federal judge ruled.
U.S. District Judge Nanette K. Laughrey granted summary judgment to a group of adult Missourians who sued under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The plaintiffs said spent between 2 and 43 percent of their monthly income on the diapers and the denial of Medicaid coverage created financial hardship. One plaintiff said she reused to use diapers because of the cost.
“As a preliminary matter, the Court notes that Defendants admit to the entirety of
Plaintiffs’ statement of uncontroverted material facts, and offer no additional facts for the Court’s consideration,” Judge Laughrey wrote. Laughrey already had issued a preliminary injunction.