Wos v. E.M.A.
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Jan 8, 2013
|Mar 20, 2013||6-3||Kennedy||OT 2012|
Holding: The anti-lien provision of the federal Medicaid statute pre-empts North Carolina’s irrebuttable statutory presumption that one-third of any tort recovery by a Medicaid beneficiary is attributable to medical expenses.
Plain English Summary:
Judgment: Affirmed, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Kennedy on March 20, 2013. Justice Breyer filed a concurring opinion. Chief Justice Roberts filed a dissenting opinion in which Justice Scalia and Justice Thomas joined.
- Opinion recap: Justices reject North Carolina’s lien on Medicaid claimant’s tort recoveries (Ronald Mann)
- Argument recap: Justices mull state’s right to Medicaid claimant’s tort recoveries (Ronald Mann)
- Argument preview: North Carolina spars with Medicaid claimant over reimbursement (Ronald Mann)
- Six new grants, redistricting ruling (Lyle Denniston)