06.01.11

Welcome to the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law's Blog!

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Dear Colleagues, Welcome to the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law’s blog.  The blog is meant as a forum for thoughtful dialogue on pressing issues in health law and policy.  It will also be an additional venue for us to keep in touch with our friends and colleagues on current events at the […]

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06.29.10

Sure enough, Supreme Court denies cert in ERISA case

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The Supreme Court declined to review a case in which a restaurant owners group attempted to invalidate a San Francisco requirement that local businesses either offer health insurance benefits to their employees or pay the city a fee that is used to fund a program offering medical services to low-income restaurants. In Golden Gate Restaurant […]

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06.24.10

Meanwhile, back at the Supreme Court, the pay or play debate continues (but maybe not for long)

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Today the Supreme Court is scheduled to decide whether to grant cert in Golden Gate Restaurant Ass’n v. City and County of San Francisco, No. 08-1515. Actually, the Court has had the case on  its cert docket for months.  Last October, the Court voted to solicit the views of the solicitor general (SVSG), but the […]

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06.22.10

Battle in the Bureaucracy: An Interview with James Morone, Part II

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James Morone is professor of political science at Brown University. His most recent book, co-authored with David Blumenthal, is The Heart of Power: Health and Politics in the Oval Office. This is the second of a two-part interview. Lester Feder: You argue that the ongoing fight against the health reform legislation in the courts and […]

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06.18.10

Battle in the Bureaucracy: An Interview with James Morone, Part I

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James Morone is professor of political science at Brown University. His most recent book, co-authored with David Blumenthal, is The Heart of Power: Health and Politics in the Oval Office. This is the first of a two-part interview. James Morone: There is something unique—and, to me, alarming—about this health reform process. Normally in our political […]

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06.15.10

“Rationing”: An Interview with David Orentlicher

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David Orentlicher is the Samuel R. Rosen Professor of Law and Co-director of the William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health at Indiana University School of Law. Lester Feder: Let me start by asking you what do you think has not been adequately discussed about the health reform law? David Orentlicher: Some aspects have […]

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06.10.10

Missing Social Solidarity: An Interview with William Sage

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William M Sage is Vice Provost for Health Affairs and James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence at the University of Texas School of Law. Lester Feder: What do you think are the most interesting aspects of the health reform legislation that we’re still trying to make sense of? William Sage: Where should one start? I […]

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05.03.10

“The New Normal”: An interview with Sara Rosenbaum about health reform implementation

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Sara Rosenbaum is Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy at George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. She is heading up a new joint project with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation tracking health reform implementation, Health Reform GPS. The O’Neill […]

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04.08.10

Supreme Court qui tam case mooted by PPACA

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On March 30, 2010, the Supreme Court decided Graham County Soil and Water Conservation Dist. v. U.S. ex rel. Wilson, — S.Ct. —-, 2010 WL 1189557 (2010), holding that the public disclosure provisions of the qui tam section of the federal civil false claims act, 29 U.S.C. 3730(e)(4) barred qui tam relators from bringing an […]

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03.31.10

How Does the Health Reform Legislation Affect Self-Insured Plans?

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Analysis of the application of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to self-insured plans must begin with section 1562 of the Act, which adds section 715 to ERISA and section 9815 to the Internal Revenue Code. These provisions state that all of the provisions of Part A of Title XXVII of the Public Health […]

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