Maine Says Medicaid Eligibility Rule Is Unconstitutional

Law360, New York (September 4, 2012, 8:37 PM EDT) -- Maine sued two federal agencies in the First Circuit on Tuesday, saying an Affordable Care Act-mandated extension to current Medicaid eligibility standards is unconstitutional, becoming the first state to argue against the extension following the U.S. Supreme Court's June ruling on the ACA.

According to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services’ petition for review, the state's costs for Medicaid are spiraling upward as a result of the extension and it needs a Medicaid waiver to remove 20,000 residents from Medicaid eligibility, saving nearly $20...
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