Health Affairs June 22, 2022
Katie Keith

Federal courts have long played a significant role in shaping health policy, and the Supreme Court’s current term is no exception. This is especially true given a shift in the Court’s makeup with an emboldened 6 to 3 conservative majority.  The stakes could not be greater—from women’s bodily autonomy to billions in Medicare funding to the scope of federal agencies’ authority—with consequences that will be felt for decades to come.

This article summarizes this term’s major health care decisions as of June 21, 2022 and highlights a few cases that are already on the Court’s docket (or could soon be) for the next term. Decisions to date focus on Medicare payment cuts to 340B hospitalsemployers’ coverage of dialysisdisability discrimination by health...

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