NAELA joined an amicus brief representing aging and disability organizations in U.S. Supreme Court case Cochran v. Gresham
, which will consider whether the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) had the authority to approve restrictive Section 1115 Medicaid waivers in New Hampshire and Arkansas. The brief was led by AARP Foundation. In addition to NAELA, AARP, Justice in Aging, the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, the National Disability Rights Network, the American Heart Association, and the American Lung Association joined in support. The Department of Justice also filed a motion to vacate this week. At present, oral arguments are scheduled for March 29.
Read the amicus brief.