Republican AGs push back against Administration’s coercive tactics to expand Medicaid

Dear Chairman Upton:

We the undersigned Attorneys General write to express our concern regarding the coercive efforts of the United States Health and Human Services, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) to expand Medicaid by withholding unrelated health care funding on critical state programs. The United States Supreme Court has made clear that the federal government cannot compel states to administer federal programs and CMS’ recent decisions to deny unrelated federal health care funding based on a state’s non-expansion of Medicaid constitutes unlawful coercion.

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