The Arizona Republic, June 27, 2011
Without explanation, the Arizona Supreme Court on Friday declined to stop proposed Medicaid cuts from taking effect this week or rule on whether the enrollment freeze is constitutional. Attorneys for three public-interest law firms, representing low-income Arizonans at risk of losing coverage under the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, already were preparing a separate case to be filed in Maricopa County Superior Court. That's likely the last chance for opponents of the AHCCCS cuts to stop them. Tim Hogan of the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest said a request for an injunction could be filed in Superior Court as early as today.