Amicus: National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius and Florida v. United States Department of Health and Human Services, Supreme Court of the United States

Executive Summary

The National Health Law Program filed an amicus brief arguing that the Medicaid expansion in the Affordable Care Act was constitutional and did not impermissibly coerce states. The amicus brief provided a detailed history of the Medicaid program and argued that the ACA’s Medicaid expansion was in keeping with prior expansions and did not alter Medicaid’s fundamental framework.

Through this project, the National Health Law Program is executing a comprehensive monitoring and response system directed at judicial threats to Medicaid. We submit amicus briefs in pivotal cases in order to increase awareness and understanding of the Medicaid program among judges and litigants. We are also providing trainings to stakeholders in order to increase their capacity to engage in the judicial process. Our goal is to encourage judicial rulings that better reflect the complexities of Medicaid coverage—how Medicaid works legally and what coverage means to the more than 70 million Americans who depend on Medicaid for their health care needs.

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Legal Documents

NHeLP Amicus Brief 

Last Updated 11/08/19


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