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Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey (1992)

Definition

The Supreme Court case that reaffirmed the aspect of Roe v. Wade (1973) that prohibited states from disallowing abortion prior to viability. However, the Court overruled two aspects of the Roe decision: (1) the trimester distinction...

Single payer

In health care, a system that collects all medical fees for a pool of people and pays their doctors from a single government source. The pool of people may be relatively small (e.g., only persons over 65 years of age), or universal (every person in a...

spend down

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryTo spend resources on medical needs when an applicant for certain Medicaid benefits has resources over the resource limit. When the applicant's resources are sufficiently reduced, he or she will qualify...

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