by Lynn Shapiro Snyder and Shawn M. Gilman
Speculation abounds with respect to the decision that states will make on the issue of whether to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, now that the Supreme Court of the United States has made the option to abstain a meaningful one. This health reform alert highlights some key factors that may influence a state’s decision on whether to implement such an expansion.
Danielle Steele, a Summer Associate (not admitted to the practice of law) in Epstein Becker Green’s Washington, DC, office, contributed significantly to the preparation of this alert.
This health reform alert is a revised version of an article published in the Aug. 22, 2012, issue of the Health Insurance Report, a publication of Bloomberg BNA, and is being reprinted here with permission.