By: Jane Perkins
In Health and Hospital System of Marion County, Indiana v. Talevski, the Supreme Court addressed whether provisions of federal safety net programs can be enforced by individuals pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and, if so, whether individuals can enforce provisions of the Medicaid Nursing Home Reform Act. The Court ruled for Talevski by a comfortable margin on both questions.
This case explainer summarizes Talevski and discusses some important considerations in light of the case.