April 19, 2014
by Endia Vereen
JURIST Senior Editor Leigh Argentieri Coogan, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Class of 2014, discusses the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Governor Corbett's implementation of Healthy PA ...After the US Supreme Court ruled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's ( ...[read more]
April 14, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
The Alaska State House of Representatives on Monday passed a bill that would restrict state Medicaid payments for abortions. The bill sets forth specific medical circumstances under which physicians may deem an abortion "medically necessary," thereby justifying Medicaid reimbursement. The bill ...[read more]
January 30, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit on Wednesday in Alaska Superior Court challenging a new regulation that seeks to prevent Medicaid from covering elective abortions. In 2001 the Alaska Supreme ...[read more]
January 26, 2014
by Josh Guckert
JURIST Guest Columnist Abbey Marr, Harvard Law School, Class of 2014, discusses how Texas has placed undue burdens on women seeking abortions...On April 12, 2011, I was working as a case manager at the DC Abortion Fund when we received an urgent call from a clinic. Congress had reinstated its ban ...[read more]
November 21, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne on Wednesday asked US Supreme Court to reconsider a controversial Arizona law that would strip Medicaid funding from doctors and clinics that perform abortions. The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit struck down the law in August. The law, which would ...[read more]
November 7, 2013
by Leigh Argentieri
JURIST Guest Columnist Srishti Miglani, St. Louis University School of Law Class of 2015, discusses the impact of Medicare Expansion...The uninsured cried and the states rejoiced as the "gun to the head" was removed by the US Supreme Court when it held that Congress could not penalize the states ...[read more]
July 31, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana on Monday granted a permanent injunction, halting lawmakers from preventing Medicaid recipients from accessing health care services at Planned Parenthood clinics. The case was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of ...[read more]
May 29, 2013
by Alison Sacriponte
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday denied an appeal by the state of Indiana challenging a lower court decision that blocked patient reimbursement through Medicaid if the health providers performed abortions as a part of overall medical care. Planned Parenthood is one of the largest providers that can ...[read more]
April 27, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On April 27, 2011, the Indiana House of Representatives approved a bill to ban abortions 20 weeks after conception on account of the possibility that the fetus might feel pain and essentially terminate state funding for Planned Parenthood of Indiana by denying funding to "any entity that performs ...[read more]
April 15, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On April 15, 2010, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HSS), per an order from President Barack Obama, advised hospitals that accept Medicare and Medicaid funding to broaden patient rights. These rights include honoring any advance directives created by a patient, which usually dictate ...[read more]

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