UM: Supreme Court

The Atlantic magazine interviews University of Michigan law professor Samuel Bagenstos about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down part of the federal health care law related to an expansion of Medicaid: “The $64,000 question as to Medicaid is how many states are going to decide that they don’t want to cover this expanded population, even with the very substantial financial incentive. I think the bigger concern is for other cooperative federal spending programs. This is the first time the Supreme Court has ever invalidated a condition on federal spending on the grounds that it coerced the states. That’s a big deal. That’s a really big deal.” [Source]