Bipartisan Budget 2013 Overules Ahlborn

By Michael Laffey, January 6, 2014

On December 26, 2013, President Obama signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013. Section 202
of the Act is entitled “Strengthening Medicaid Third-Party Liability.” The new law amends
portions of the federal Medicaid Act in an attempt to override the application of the allocation
theory derived from Arkansas Dept. of Health & Human Srvs. v. Ahlborn, 547 U.S. 268 (2006).
There are three main amendments to the statutes which take effect on October 1, 2014.

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