Category Archives: Legal Issues

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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03.26.10

Are The Attorneys General’s Constitutional Claims Bogus?

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Immediately after passage of health care reform, over a dozen state A.G.s sued to declare it unconstitutional, as violating states’ rights.  The Florida complaint is here, and Virginia’s here. Reminiscent of southern governors in the 1960s blocking their state universities’ gates, these legal officers in effect are saying “not on our sovereign soil.”  Since the […]

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03.25.10

Gearing up for the Long Aftermath of Health Reform

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Post by Christina S. Ho Senior Fellow and Project Director of the China Health Law Initiative O’Neill Institute The passage of universal health care, or (near-universal health care in this case), as Obama proclaimed, finally affirms in principle that as a society, we owe some security to one another against the life-and-death risks that can […]

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03.25.10

Immigrants and Reform: An Interview with Kara Ryan, the National Council of La Raza

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Kara Ryan is a research analyst at the Health Policy Project of the National Council of La Raza. The O’Neill Institute’s Lester Feder spoke with her on March 22. Kara Ryan: We were excited for the House to pass the health reform bill last night. Lester Feder: Well, let me ask you about that, because […]

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