Maine Asks SCOTUS To Review Medicaid Ruling
Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) has asked the Supreme Court to consider a lower court decision that said the state could not eliminate Medicaid beneficiaries who are ages 19 and 20 from its program. Last November, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against Maine's proposal to cut 19- and 20-year-olds from the program, saying the move would violate an Affordable Care Act provision ensuring "children do not lose health insurance as the country transitions from the pre-ACA Medicaid regime to the post-ACA Medicaid regime." Maine argues that the denial violates a 2012 ruling that leaves Medicaid expansion decisions to the states.
- "Maine Governor LePage Asks Top U.S. Court To Weigh In on Medicaid Fight" (Sherwood, Reuters, 2/13).