Kavanaugh Could Play Key Role In Several Health Policy Cases

October 09, 2018
The Senate's Saturday confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh fills the lone vacancy on the Supreme Court and adds an expected conservative vote to the high court's term that could include several pressing health policy cases. Kavanaugh will likely play a crucial role in determining the future of the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid funding for abortion services and Medicare payment policy, among other issues. The Supreme Court typically hears 70 cases per year, selected from a over 7,000 petitions. Of the...

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