Sovereign Immunity Bars ADA Suit Against a State for Failing to Fund Community­ Based Services Through Medicaid

Bill M. v. Neb. Dep't of Health & Human Servs. Fin. & Support, 408 F.3d 1096 (8th Cir. 2005)

In many states there is a shortage of community placements and services for individuals with a developmental disability, even though these states created an entitlement to these community programs under their Medicaid program. Because the absence of community programs may necessitate that such individuals be institutionalized, various lawsuits asserting these individuals' legal rights are being violated have been brought against states and state officials....

Found in DMHL Volume 25 Issue 1