Mark Lutes Quoted in Article, “Supreme Court Narrows Medicaid Expansion but Upholds Commercial Mandate”


Mark Lutes, a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the Washington, DC, office, was quoted in an article titled "Supreme Court Narrows Medicaid Expansion but Upholds Commercial Mandate," written by Jill Brown.

Following is an excerpt:

Although the Supreme Court upheld the reform law's individual mandate as a tax — and thus the provisions' effect on the commercial insurance market — its ruling on Medicaid could have the effect of maintaining a class of uninsured people who have income too high to qualify for Medicaid but too low to afford commercial insurance on exchanges, even with subsidies. ?...

Mark Lutes, a member of Washington, D.C., law firm Epstein Becker Green, says that "red states have some interesting choices — one is, do you take Medicaid expansion money while it lasts and trust Congress to make you whole when the ACA support for it dries up?"