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May 2018 | Sara Rosenbaum
November 2017 | Catherine D. DeAngelis
August 2017 | Sara Rosenbaum
July 2017 | Sara Rosenbaum
April 2017 | Sara Rosenbaum
In March, the US Supreme Court decided Endrew F. v Douglas County School District, which clarifies the rights of children with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Endrew was closely watched in the education and health policy community. The case, which challenges the adequacy of the special education services provided to a child with severe autism, overturned the legal standard applied by the lower court in reviewing the adequacy of the school system’s services. Read more
March 2017 | Sandro Galea
Ever since the 2010 signing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), conservatives have objected to the law on the grounds that it infringes on the freedom of Americans. Much of this criticism has centered on the ACA’s individual mandate, a requirement which, with some exceptions, imposes a fee on those who do not purchase health insurance. The Republicans’ replacement plan, unveiled last week, would eliminate the individual mandate, and has been touted as a means of returning freedom to consumers. Read more
January 2017 | Sara Rosenbaum
As Congress ramps up its effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Trump administration is expected to launch a separate drive to downsize the law through executive action. As with all complex statutes, the ACA vests considerable powers in the executive branch to interpret, implement, and enforce its provisions. Read more
October 2016 | Gerald Markowitz, David Rosner
The story of Flint is a classic case of the dual legacies of public health, one rooted in advocacy and aligned with community residents and activists, and the other protecting the interests of state bureaucracies using their own image as scientists. Read more
May 2016 | Sara Rosenbaum
On May 12, federal judge Rosemary Collyer handed the House of Representatives a victory in House of Representatives v Burwell. Judge Collyer ruled that the Administration cannot make the cost-sharing payments it owes to marketplace health plans because Congress has never appropriated the funds necessary to make such payments. To understand why this decision is so consequential, one needs to understand the operation of the ACA. Read more
March 2016 | Gail R. Wilensky
Although the country remains in the run-up period to the political conventions, it is already clear that health care is going to play a very different and smaller role in the primaries and in the presidential election than it has in previous years. Where do the candidates and their parties stand right now on health care? Read more