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Wos v. E.M.A.

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12-98 4th Cir. Jan 8, 2013
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Mar 20, 2013 6-3 Kennedy OT 2012
 
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Holding: The anti-lien provision of the federal Medicaid statute pre-empts North Carolina’s irrebuttable statutory presumption that one-third of any tort recovery by a Medicaid beneficiary is attributable to medical expenses.

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Judgment: Affirmed, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Kennedy on March 20, 2013. Justice Breyer filed a concurring opinion. Chief Justice Roberts filed a dissenting opinion in which Justice Scalia and Justice Thomas joined.

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Holding: The anti-lien provision of the federal Medicaid statute pre-empts North Carolina’s irrebuttable statutory presumption that one-third of any tort recovery by a Medicaid beneficiary is attributable to medical expenses.   JudgmentAffirmed, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Kennedy on March 20, 2013. Justice Breyer filed a concurring opinion. Chief Justice Roberts filed a dissenting opinion in which Justice Scalia and Justice Thomas joined.
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