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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04.02.12

HHS Releases Final Rules that Apply Affordable Care Act Provisions to College Health Plans

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This post was authored by Rory O’Sullivan, Policy Director, from the Young Invincibles.  The Department of Health and Human Services recently released final rules that apply the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) consumer protections to college health plans starting in Fall 2012. College students will now receive the same basic consumer protections and benefits as all […]

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03.28.12

Health Care Reform Hangs in the Balance

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Prior to Tuesday’s arguments before the Supreme Court, I believed that the Court would uphold the health insurance purchase mandate by a comfortable margin. Unlike the Rehnquist Court, the Roberts Court has not made federalism a signature issue, and justices such as Antonin Scalia seemed amenable to the exercise of federal powers consistent with commerce […]

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03.05.12

Why the Affordable Care Act’s Individual Purchase Mandate is Both Constitutional and Indispensable to the Public Welfare

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Florida v. HHS – a suit brought on behalf of 26 states challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – represents a rare moment in America’s history. The Supreme Court will determine whether the United States coalesces behind an historical health system reform providing near-universal coverage, or retreats from it. Although Florida v. […]

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02.22.12

Prevention Politics—Congress Reduces Funding for Health Prevention Fund

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On Feb. 17th, in an extremely shortsighted move, Congress voted to cut $5 billion from the Affordable Care Act’s health prevention fund to offset the cost of delaying (by 10-months) scheduled cuts to Medicare physician payments, known colloquially as the “doc fix.”  This represents a one-third reduction in the fund’s current budget.  The prevention fund, […]

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02.06.12

A Call for U.N. Accountability for Cholera in Post-Earthquake Haiti – Part IV: Capitol Hill Considers Future of Cholera in Haiti

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In response to the second anniversary of Haiti’s January 12, 2010 earthquake, this post is the fourth and final in a four-part series examining the implications of ongoing efforts to establish U.N. accountability for allegedly causing Haiti’s deadly cholera epidemic in the months following the events of January 12, 2010. This post was authored by […]

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01.28.12

A Call for U.N. Accountability for Cholera in Post-Earthquake Haiti – Part III: Raising U.N. Disease Prevention Standards

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In response to the second anniversary of Haiti’s January 12, 2010 earthquake, this post is the third in a four-part series examining the implications of ongoing efforts to establish U.N. accountability for allegedly causing Haiti’s deadly cholera epidemic in the months following the events of January 12, 2010. This post was authored by O’Neill Institute […]

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