Category Archives: Healthcare

11.02.12

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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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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12.31.11

Lawsuit Offers Hope that the Plan B OTC Age Restrictions may yet be Lifted

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The fight to make Plan B, an emergency contraceptive, more widely available continues despite Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius’ decision earlier this month to overrule the FDA’s recommendation that Plan B be made available over-the-counter (OTC) to women and girls of all ages. The Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) will reopen a lawsuit, […]

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12.16.11

Judge invites challenge to HHS decision that blocked access to emergency contraception

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Originally posted at Hunter of Justice on December 14, 2011. The Center for Reproductive Rights announced Tuesday that it will reopen a lawsuit filed in 2005 in order to challenge unnecessary age restrictions on emergency contraceptives imposed last week by the Obama administration. The lawsuit – Tummino v. von Hamburg –  was originally filed against […]

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11.22.11

Court Enjoins FDA Tobacco Labels

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This post was authored by O’Neill Institute research assistant and third-year Georgetown University Law Center student Mirona Dragnea. On November 7, 2011, District Judge Richard J. Leon of the D.C. District Court sided with five tobacco companies in granting a preliminary injunction in R.J. Reynolds v. U.S. FDA. The decision prohibits the United States Food […]

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10.04.11

Medicaid Before the Supreme Court Today

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With Starbucks Venti in hand to ease the pain of waking up at 6:00 a.m. and the 45 degree weather, I eagerly lined up this morning to hear oral arguments at the Supreme Court with fellow health law fans, associates too far down the food chain to earn a seat at the counsel table, Mormon […]

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09.27.11

After Several Other Circuits Split on the Constitutionality of Health Reform, Which Way Will the D.C. Circuit Go?

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This post was authored by O’Neill Institute research assistant and second-year Georgetown University Law Center student Dinesh Kumar. For more information on all of the pending challenges to the Affordable Care Act, visit http://www.healthlawandlitigation.com.  The website, a joint effort by the O’Neill Institute and the National Health Law Program, tracks the progress of litigation through […]

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