New England Journal of Medicine
Volume 364, Issue 16
Medicaid--legislation & jurisprudence; State Government; Supreme Court Decision; Medicaid & SCHIP; Access to Health Care; Legal; Case Law
The Medicaid program is grounded in a statute that is one of the most complex of all federal laws. An insurer of more than 60 million people — and poised to begin serving 16 million more by 2019 — Medicaid will be reexamined this year, in all its legal complexities, by the U.S. Supreme Court, which has agreed to hear California's appeal in the case Maxwell-Jolly v. Independent Living Center of Southern California. The Court's ruling could fundamentally alter states' accountability to beneficiaries and providers when their official conduct allegedly violates Medicaid's essential federal requirements.
Rosenbaum, S. (2011). Medicaid and access to the courts. New England Journal of Medicine, 364(16). 1489-1491.