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Legal News
19 Jul 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] Over a dozen states that have decided to expand Medicaid [official website] under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) [official website] have seen enrollment numbers surge over recent months, raising concerns over state budgets as federal aid is set to reduce in two years. Lawmakers have warned that the price … [read more]


Legal News
20 Jun 2015
by Ashley Hogan

[JURIST] New records released [press release] by the Center for Public Integrity (CPI) [official website] Wednesday revealed a confidential legal battle over Medicare over-billing that spanned three years between government officials and UnitedHealth Group [official website]. The dispute centered on a 2012 audit obtained through the Freedom of Information Act … [read more]


Legal News
29 May 2015
by Sarah Boehme

The New York Assembly [official website] voted 89-47 on Wednesday in favor of legislation [A05062 materials] establishing publicly funded universal health coverage in which all New York residents may enroll. Supporters of the legislation said that the coverage would be extended to the uninsured [AP report] and costs would be … [read more]


Legal News
31 Mar 2015
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled Tuesday in Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center [opinion, PDF] that the Supremacy Clause [Cornell LII backgrounder] does not grant a private right of action to file a lawsuit. The court held that Medicaid providers do not have the ability to sue for … [read more]


Academic Commentary
14 Mar 2015
by Timothy Jost of Washington & Lee University School of Law

JURIST Guest Columnist Timothy Jost of Washington and Lee University School of Law discusses how interpreting the ACA in King v. Burwell affect Medicaid and CHIP recipients ... An important issue flagged in the March 4 Supreme Court oral argument in King v. Burwell has until now been largely ignored. … [read more]


Legal News
21 Jan 2015
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] Tuesday in two cases. In Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar [transcript, PDF; JURIST report] the court must determine whether a rule of judicial professional conduct that prohibits candidates for judicial office from personally soliciting campaign funds violates … [read more]


Legal News
2 Oct 2014
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] Thursday granted certiorari [order list, PDF] to 11 cases, adding them to the docket for decision for the upcoming term. In the case Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] the court has been asked to rule on the constitutionality … [read more]


Academic Commentary
24 Jul 2014
by Victor Sanchez Williams of Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law

JURIST Guest Columnist Victor Sanchez Williams of the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law discusses the constitutionality of the debt limit statute and why it needs to be eliminated ... Partisan conflict has brought our nation to the brink of catastrophic debt default three times since 2011. Markets … [read more]


Legal News
30 Jun 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] 5-4 Monday in Harris v. Quinn [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] that the state cannot require home health care workers to pay union fees. The court stopped short of overruling its 1977 decision in Abood v. Detroit Board of Education [opinion], which held … [read more]


Student Commentary
19 Apr 2014
by Leigh Argentieri Coogan of University of Pittsburgh School of Law

JURIST Senior Editor Leigh Argentieri Coogan, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Class of 2014, discusses the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Governor Corbett's implementation of Healthy PA ...After the US Supreme Court ruled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's (ACA) (PDF) requirement for all states to … [read more]


Legal News
14 Apr 2014
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] The Alaska State House of Representatives [official website] on Monday passed a bill that would restrict state Medicaid payments for abortions. The bill [materials] sets forth specific medical circumstances [APRN report] under which physicians may deem an abortion "medically necessary," thereby justifying Medicaid reimbursement. The bill defines an abortion … [read more]


Legal News
5 Mar 2014
by Daniel Mullen

[JURIST] Lawyers for Planned Parenthood and the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) [advocacy websites] filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday challenging an Arizona law [HB 2036 Materials] limiting the use of abortion-inducing drugs. Bryan Howard, the president of Planned Parenthood, stated [press release] that the regulation could deprive Arizona women … [read more]


Legal News
5 Mar 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia

[JURIST] The Arizona House of Representatives [official website] approved a bill on Tuesday that would allow for unannounced inspections of licensed abortion clinics. The Republican-backed measure [HB 2284, text], which passed in the House 34-22, would delete a provision in a state law that mandates that an administrative warrant be … [read more]


Legal News
5 Mar 2014
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The Alabama House of Representatives [official website] passed a bill [text HB 490] Tuesday that would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat detected. The measure passed by a vote of 73-29. A fetal heartbeat [Mayo Clinic backgrounder] can be detected as early as five weeks into pregnancy. Three other … [read more]


Legal News
20 Feb 2014
by Amy Mathieu

[JURIST] The South Dakota House of Representatives [official website] passed a bill on Wednesday that would prohibit individuals from having abortions based on the gender of the fetus. Representative Jenna Haggar [personal website] is the lead sponsor of the bill, which opponents argue [AP report] will be impossible to enforce. … [read more]


Student Commentary
1 Feb 2014

JURIST Guest Columnist Brian Harris, Willamette University College of Law, Class of 2014, discusses the many institutional problems faced by foster children with behavioral health issues...Approximately 35 percent of children and teens enter [PDF] foster care with significant dental and oral health problems. More problematic is the degree of behavioral … [read more]


Legal News
30 Jan 2014
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Center for Reproductive Rights [advocacy websites] filed a lawsuit [press release] on Wednesday in Alaska Superior Court [official website] challenging a new regulation that seeks to prevent Medicaid [official website] from covering elective abortions. In 2001 … [read more]


Student Commentary
26 Jan 2014

JURIST Guest Columnist Abbey Marr, Harvard Law School, Class of 2014, discusses how Texas has placed undue burdens on women seeking abortions...On April 12, 2011, I was working as a case manager at the DC Abortion Fund when we received an urgent call from a clinic. Congress had reinstated its … [read more]


Legal News
22 Jan 2014
by Theresa Donovan

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] in a collective bargaining case as well as a laches case on Tuesday. In Harris v. Quinn [transcript, PDF; JURIST report] the court heard arguments on whether a state can "compel personal care providers to accept and … [read more]


Legal News
13 Jan 2014
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday declined to rule in Horne v. Isaacson [docket], bypassing its opportunity to rule on Arizona's new ban of abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancy. In 2012, the state defended the statute [text, PDF] by arguing that this stricter regulation would reduce … [read more]

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