Amicus: Tennessee v. U.S. Department of State, Sixth Circuit

Executive Summary

Tennessee challenged the federal Medicaid statute’s requirement to provide Medicaid coverage to refugees as unconstitutionally coercive. Our amicus brief described the history of the Medicaid eligibility for immigrants, highlighting that the requirement to provide Medicaid to refugees has been part of Medicaid’s requirements since its inception in 1965.


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Last Updated 11/4/2019

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