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Category Archives: Health reform

07.28.15

Treating the gun violence epidemic: A Call to Action

By Aliza Glasner

Yesterday, marked the three-year anniversary of weekly demonstrations led by a group called We the People for Sensible Gun Laws.  The group meets every Monday in front of the White House, holding signs displaying the names of victims of gun violence and demanding sensible gun laws. In honor of the group’s third anniversary, the District’s […]

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06.25.15

King v. Burwell: An Exercise in Sound and Fury Signifying Nothing

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by  Tim Westmoreland, a Professor from Practice at Georgetown Law.  His courses include legislation and statutory interpretation, health law, and the federal budget process. Everyone within reach of an electronic device already knows that the Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA) again today. Tax subsidies can continue to […]

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06.09.15

O'Neill Institute Briefing: "Ebola, the World Health Organization, and Beyond: Toward a Framework for Global Health Security"

By O’Neill Institute

The West African Ebola epidemic has demonstrated that the world remains ill-prepared to respond to infectious disease outbreaks. A host of institutions are now reviewing what went wrong, and new institutions are being considered, including an African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Bank-initiated Pandemic Emergency Facility. The World Health Organization itself failed […]

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06.03.15

Tim Westmoreland on King v. Burwell – #AskAGUProf

By O’Neill Institute

The U.S. Supreme Court will issue its ruling soon on King v. Burwell, a case that questions whether it is legal for the federal government to provide subsidies to states that rely on federal health exchanges to help low- and middle-income people afford mandated health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In the case, […]

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05.27.15

JAMA Forum: Critical Choices for the WHO After the Ebola Epidemic

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by O’Neill Institute Faculty Director, Lawrence O. Gostin. It originally appeared in JAMA Forum. The original posting can be found here. In the aftermath of an unconscionably inadequate response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, this year’s World Health Assembly was seen as critically important to the future of the […]

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04.22.15

NEJM Perspective: "Patient CARE Act" Medicaid Block Grant Likely Unconstitutional

By O’Neill Institute

The Medicaid block grant proposed as part of the Patient Choice, Affordability, Responsibility and Empowerment Act (“Patient CARE Act”) would radically transform Medicaid without the consent of states and would likely be considered unconstitutional, say two legal experts in a New England Journal of Medicine Perspective article published online today. Sara Rosenbaum, JD, the Harold […]

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04.21.15

The Lancet – O’Neill Institute, Georgetown University Commission on Global Health and the Law

By O’Neill Institute

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University is pleased to announce the launch of the launch of The Lancet – O’Neill Institute, Georgetown University Commission on Global Health and the Law. This commission’s focus is that law should be viewed as a major determinant of health and safety and can […]

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04.15.15

From JAMA Forum: Reforming the World Health Organization After Ebola

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Lawrence O. Gostin, Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and University Professor, Georgetown.  It was originally published by news@JAMA on April 14, 2015.  It is re-posted here with the permission of the author.  Any questions or comments can be directed to gostin@law.georgetown.edu. In September 2014, at the […]

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01.08.15

Composing Perception in Painting and Prose: A Virtual Gallery

By Aliza Glasner

Yesterday the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched an exhibit called The Art of Saving a Life. In collaboration with more than 30 artists, including photographer Annie Leibovitz, and writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the exhibition addresses perceptions about vaccinations through various art forms. Visual artist Vik Muniz in Behind the Scenes explained, “scientists are trying […]

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