Is tort reform the key to a “grand bargain” on health reform? In his speech to a joint session of Congress, President Obama suggested that it might be. And many contend that medical malpractice reform is urgently needed to get health care costs under control. But what, if anything, do we actually know about the […]
Co-taught by Professors Nan D. Hunter and M. Gregg Bloche, the Fall 2009 O’Neill Colloquium will consider health care reform. A series of prominent scholars, researchers, and participants in the health reform process will present works-in-progress or current publications that address aspects of health reform. Read more Colloquium Details»
Mark Hall quoted and Legal Solutions paper linked to in New York Times in Health Care Overhaul and Mandatory Coverage Stir States’ Rights Claims
On September 25, the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University welcomed His Excellency Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Minister of Health of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Minister Tedros visited to honor Ambassador Mark R. Dybul, O’Neill Institute Distinguished Visiting Scholar and Co-Director of the Global Health Law Program for […]
Institute of Medicine committee, chaired by Faculty Director Lawrence O. Gostin, releases letter report providing guidance to state and local health agencies and health care facilities regarding the standards of care that should apply during disaster situations. Full Press Release » Guidance for Establishing Crisis Standards of Care for Use in Disaster Situations: A Letter Report »
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In the last few days, a new argument has emerged in the debate over Democratic health care proposals: Are they constitutional? More precisely, can the federal government force Americans to buy health insurance? Read Is Mandatory Health Insurance Constitutional? at CBS News »
As part of the Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration (HISPC), the Department of Health and Human Services released a compendium of reports detailing variations in state law, business practices and policy related to privacy and security and the electronic exchange of health information. O’Neill Distinguished Scholar Joy Pritts authored four of these reports, with […]