Could a Romney Administration Really Dismantle the ACA “On Day One”?

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This post was written by Madhu Chugh. Ms. Chugh is a scholar at the O’Neill Institute at Georgetown University Law Center and an attorney at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP.  The views expressed in this post are the author’s alone and do not reflect the views of WilmerHale or the O’Neill Institute. Mitt […]

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Professor Lawrence Gostin in JAMA Forum "How Realistic Is Romney’s Pledge to “Repeal and Replace” the Affordable Care Act?"

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This post was written by Lawrence O. Gostin, Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute.  and was originally published in the JAMA Forum on October 18, 2012. The “Repeal and Replace” Strategy Romney’s preferred strategy to repeal and replace the ACA would undoubtedly rely on a parliamentary tactic called the budget reconciliation process, the very method […]

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Coca-Cola Helps the Global Fund Deliver Medicines: A Look at the Ethics of Public-Private Partnerships

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In the Institute’s last blog posting, Tanya Baytor commented on how large manufacturers of unhealthy foods, including Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Cadbury’s, took advantage of the Olympics to associate their products with health.  Tanya raised the concern that these companies’ exclusive Olympic sponsorship deals helped them market to children, a segment of the population which is […]

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Swifter, Higher, Stronger…Fatter?: The Olympic Games and Junk Food Advertising to Children

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Over the past two weeks, the 2012 Olympic Games have showcased remarkable athletic achievements in varying feats of skill, speed, strength and agility and are a testament to the boundless potential of the human body.  The Olympic Games are—or at least should be—a source of inspiration for children around the world to lead healthy, active […]

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PrEP News: FDA Approves First Drug for HIV Prevention

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The Food and Drug Administration announced today its approval of tenofovir-emtricitabine (aka Truvada) for HIV prevention.  Truvada, which has been approved since 2004 for use in HIV treatment, is now approved for use as preexposure prophylaxis (“PrEP”)–a strategy in which an HIV-negative person uses an antiretroviral drug (in this case a daily pill) to reduce […]

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Summer Conversation Series with Mónica Roa: “Women’s Rights in Latin America: Impact of Strategic Litigation”

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“Women’s Link has afforded me the privilege of constructing new paradigms in my work, of understanding our role as the new generation of feminists who use the law as an agent of social change to make gender justice a reality. The challenge of constructing an organization with its own principles is a constant reminder that […]

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Forum on the Supreme Court’s Decision on the Affordable Care Act: Implications for Health Care & Public Health

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This post was written by Katie Keith, Assistant Research Professor, Georgetown University Health Policy Institute Center on Health Insurance Reforms, and Cameron Stokes, Georgetown Law 3L.  Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to kmk82@georgetown.edu. On July 11, 2012, the George Washington University School of Public Health and Human Services hosted a […]

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O'Neill Institute Briefing Paper No. 7, "The Supreme Court's Landmark Decision on the Affordable Care Act, Healthcare Reform's Ultimate Fate Remains Uncertain"

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In a companion piece to their earlier blog post, Emily W. Parento and Lawrence O. Gostin provide a comprehensive analysis of the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the newest O’Neill Institute Briefing Paper.  President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law in March 2010, and […]

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Ten Years Since the TAC case: A judgment that saved a million lives

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Originally published on-line at Health-e News and in The Star and The Mercury newspapers By Brian Honermann and Mark Heywood “The magnitude of the HIV/AIDS challenge facing the country calls for a concerted, co-ordinated and co-operative national effort in which government in each of its three spheres and the panoply of resources and skills of civil society […]

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The ACA and the Supreme Court: What’s Next for States and the Federal Government?

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This post was written by Katie Keith, Assistant Research Professor, Georgetown University Health Policy Institute Center on Health Insurance Reforms.  Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to kmk82@georgetown.edu. On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States largely upheld landmark health reform legislation known as the Patient Protection and […]

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