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Monday, September 10, 2012

Selected Issues Related to the Effect of NFIB v. Sebelius on the Medicaid Expansion Requirements in Section 2001 of the Affordable Care Act

Kathleen S. Swendiman
Legislative Attorney

Evelyne P. Baumrucker
Analyst in Health Care Financing

This memorandum has been prepared for distribution to more than one congressional office. 

This memorandum provides an analysis of the effect of the Supreme Court’s decision in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius on the Medicaid expansion in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). First, we provide a summary of the Court’s decision regarding the constitutionality of the ACA Medicaid expansion. Then, using the framework of the Court’s decision, which limited the ability of the federal government to withhold all federal Medicaid matching funds unless states comply with the ACA Medicaid expansion requirements, we address selected questions regarding implementation of the Medicaid expansion provision.

Date of Report: July 16, 2012
Number of Pages: 11
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