"The Democratic leaders said Medicaid beneficiaries must be allowed to file suit to enforce their right to care — and to challenge Medicaid cuts being made by states around the country.
The Obama administration maintains that beneficiaries and health care providers cannot sue state officials to challenge cuts in Medicaid payment rates, even if such cuts compromise access to care for the poor."
August 9, 2011
This is one of those 'very big deal' lawsuits that will have enormous implications for healthcare costs whichever way SCOTUS decides. Another example of the massive messy situation created by the escalating costs of healthcare and the inability of governments to pay for it.