Monday, June 13, 2011
My colleague, Steve Vladeck, has an interesting post up on PrawfsBlawg about the Obama administration's brief in Douglas v. Independent Living Center, in which the Supreme Court will determine whether the Supremacy Clause provides sufficient basis for a private cause of action to enforce the equal access provision of the Medicaid Act: http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/2011/06/enforcing-medicaids-equal-access-provision.html.
I've been so fortunate to have Steve as a colleague this past year. He was my go-to federal courts expert as I was teaching Medicaid litigation and we had a wonderful time co-teaching a class session on the ACA litigation.
I wonder how much time, if any, others have chosen to devote to Medicaid litigation in the health law survey course. The students definitely found it challenging, but overall they seemed to appreciate the cross-over with constitutional law and federal courts.