Restoring Legal Immigrants' State Health Insurance - The Finch Case

The Boston Health Law Reporter, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 6-10, Spring 2012

Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 101-2012

7 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2012  

Wendy E. Parmet

Northeastern University - School of Law

Lorianne Sainsbury-Wong

Health Law Advocates

Date Written: July 26, 2012

Abstract

In Finch v. Commonwealth Insurance Connector Authority, 461 Mass. 232 (2012), the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that a 2009 law barring a class of legal immigrants from a state funded health insurance program for low income adults violated the state Constitution. This article presents our perspective as plaintiff’s counsel. We focus on the pragmatic issues that we confronted as we considered whether or not to pursue litigation, and the forum and claims to pursue.

Suggested Citation

Parmet, Wendy E. and Sainsbury-Wong, Lorianne, Restoring Legal Immigrants' State Health Insurance - The Finch Case (July 26, 2012). The Boston Health Law Reporter, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 6-10, Spring 2012; Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 101-2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2117815

Wendy E. Parmet (Contact Author)

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Lorianne Sainsbury-Wong

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