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States Ask HHS for Guidance on Court Medicaid Ruling

How does the Supreme Court’s decision in the challenge to the Affordable Care Act affect states and their Medicaid programs?  How has that decision changed what states are required to do and what options they have?

Both the National Governors Association and the National Association of Medicaid Directors have written to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in search of guidance in light of the recent Supreme Court decision and its rejection of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion mandate.  Her answers have significant implications for the National Association of Urban Hospitals (NAUH) and urban safety-net hospitals across the country because of the large numbers of uninsured and Medicaid patients those hospitals serve.

Read the letter sent by the National Governors Association here and see the questions submitted by the National Association of Medicaid Directors hereHospital Sign.

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