Judge Approves TennCare Class, Injunction

U.S. District Court Judge Todd Campbell of Nashville today granted class-action status for would-be TennCare enrollees who allege that state officials delayed processing their applications for months despite requirements of the federal health care law, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports. Campbell also granted an injunction requested by the plaintiffs to force the state to follow the 45-day limit on processing applications so that people can get signed up more quickly for health coverage. A hearing on Friday, which included three hours of sometimes heated arguments set the stage for the ruling, the Tennessean reports.

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