Jacobson v. Bassett

Docket No.
District Court
New York Northern


  • Stop the government from enforcing the statute or regulation


Litigation Content

Why this Matters:

The plaintiff, seeking to bring a class action, alleges that efforts New York City pursued to ensure that communities of color had robust access to certain treatments for COVID-19 violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected communities of color and various structural barriers have made it difficult for those communities to receive certain COVID-19 treatments compared to their white counterparts.

Potential Impact:

Restrictions on the ability for policymakers to address gaps in treatment access for communities of color would hamper measures aimed at narrowing disparate health outcomes.