07.10.12

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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07.05.12

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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07.02.12

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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06.30.12

The Supreme Court Upholds the Affordable Care Act Upheld: The Individual Mandate is a Tax. States Have a Choice Whether to Expand Medicaid

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This post was written by Emily W. Parento, O’Neill Institute Research Assistant and Lawrence O. Gostin, Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute.  President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law in March 2010, and lawsuits immediately followed.  In March of this year, in consolidated cases National Federation of Independent Business […]

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06.28.12

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds the Constitutionality of the ACA

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Today, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in a historic decision.  The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law has been engaged in this important conversation primarily with our research project Legal Solutions in Health Reform.  As early as 2008, Legal Solutions began to […]

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05.17.12

Webcast Link: Honorable Nicola Roxon, “Why Are Plain Packs Making Big Tobacco So Angry? Australia’s World Leading Work to Combat Smoking.”

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The Honorable Nicola Roxon, Attorney-General of Australia will be speaking today at Georgetown Law on plain packaging of tobacco products. The presentation is titled “Why Are Plain Packs Making Big Tobacco So Angry? Australia’s World Leading Work to Combat Smoking.” For those who cannot make it to the event, we will also be providing a […]

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05.10.12

U.S. Congressional Briefing “Cholera and the Human Right to Health in Post-Earthquake Haiti”

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In October of 2010, less than ten months after being hit by a devastating earthquake, Haiti experienced a cholera epidemic that quickly spread throughout the small nation. The waterborne disease has now killed at least 7,050 Haitians and sickened over 531,000 others. Meanwhile, nearly half a million earthquake victims remain without adequate housing, and Haitians […]

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05.09.12

Australian Attorney-General to Present "Why Are Plain Packs Making Big Tobacco So Angry? Australia’s World Leading Work to Combat Smoking"

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The Honorable Nicola Roxon, Attorney-General of Australia to present, “Why Are Plain Packs Making Big Tobacco So Angry? Australia’s World Leading Work to Combat Smoking” on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Georgetown Law, 600 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington DC (Hotung Building Room 2000).  The Issue in Brief: From December 2012, […]

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04.05.12

Coverage of the WTO Appellate Body Report, US – Clove Cigarettes

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Yesterday, the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization handed down its report in United States – Clove Cigarettes. The Appellate Body upheld the first instance finding that US restrictions on clove (but not menthol) cigarettes are discriminatory and, therefore, contrary to WTO law. In the near future, the O’Neill Institute will distribute a briefing […]

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04.03.12

Three Ominous Moments During the Affordable Care Act Severability Hearing – Could They Actually Save the Mandate?

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This post was written by former O’Neill Institute Research Assistant and current Georgetown Law 2L Dinesh Kumar, who attended day three’s morning session of the Supreme Court’s hearing on the Affordable Care Act. Every aspect of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Supreme Court oral arguments has been dissected in the days following the historic hearings, […]

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