13 States Back Medicaid Expansion In High Court Brief

Law360, New York (February 21, 2012, 6:43 PM EST) -- California's attorney general and 12 other states defended the constitutionality of the new health care reform law's Medicaid expansion, saying in an amicus brief filed in the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday that the provision retains the program's long-accepted cooperative structure.

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris urged the high court to uphold the portion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that expands Medicaid, saying that the new law maintains a constitutional balance between federal requirements expanding health care access and states' flexibility to...
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