NEWS BLOG: Does Supreme Court health-care ruling jeopardize civil-rights laws?
Mary Anna Towler
June 29, 2012 at 1:52PM
Several commentators have been highlighting an important but largely
overlooked aspect of yesterday's Supreme Court health-care ruling: the decision
related to the expansion of Medicaid. Under the Affordable Care Act, states are encouraged to expand Medicaid
coverage; to make it attractive for all states to do that, the federal
government will pay the full cost of the expansion for the first three years,
and will cover 90 percent of the cost after that.