Tag Archives: National Healthcare

06.28.12

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds the Constitutionality of the ACA

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Today, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in a historic decision.  The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law has been engaged in this important conversation primarily with our research project Legal Solutions in Health Reform.  As early as 2008, Legal Solutions began to […]

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07.06.11

The Supreme Court’s Decision in Sorrell v. IMS Health and Public Health

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This post authored by O’Neill Institute Research Assistant and rising Georgetown Law 2L, Dinesh Kumar. In a 6-3 decision on June 23, the Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional a Vermont law prohibiting pharmacies from selling prescriber-identifiable drug information to “data mining” companies.  These companies aggregate and sell this data (which doesn’t identify patients) to pharmaceutical companies, which promote sales […]

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10.05.09

Professor Clark Havighurst Responds to Proposal Amending Health Insurance Antitrust Laws

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Recently, Members of Congress have introduced legislation to change the antitrust laws as they relate to health insurance. (See: Modern Healthcare of September 18; free registration is required to view). Some have discussed including such legislation as part of comprehensive health reform. Clark Havighurst of Duke University Law School is the godfather of the field […]

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