Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Day 3: Recap - Medicaid Expansion

The last argument in the health reform case pertained to the Medicaid expansion, which would cover all adults to 133% of the federal poverty level (FPL). The questioning was lively -- more directed towards the states (why wouldn't you want free federal dollars?) than to the Obama administration. I continue to believe that -- other than Justices Thomas, Alito, and Scalia -- this is a non-issue.

Then again, since they might strike down the individual mandate, and since we don't know how much of the rest of the law they will strike down if they do that, nothing is very certain. Frankly, I'm glad it's over.

I'll bring you the media's recaps in the morning. Jennifer

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