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Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services v. Blumer

Docket No.: 00-952
Certiorari Granted: Jun 25 2001
Argued: December 3, 2001
Decided: February 20, 2002

Topics:

42 U.S.C. 1396, Federalism, Federal Preemption of State Regulation, Aid to Families with Dependent Children, EPA, ERISA, Federalism, First Amendment, Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security Act, Supplemental Security Income, Supremacy Clause, equitable relief, judicial review

PartyNames: Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services v. Irene Blumer
Petitioner: Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services
Respondent: Irene Blumer

Court Below: Court of Appeals of Wisconsin, District IV
Supreme Court Docket

Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services
v.
Irene Blumer
534 U.S. 473 (2002)
Question:

Is the income-first method of determining whether a community spouse is entitled to a higher community spouse resource allowance consistent with the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988?

Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services v. Blumer
ORAL ARGUMENT

December 3, 2001

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 6 votes for Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, 3 vote(s) against
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