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Ensuring Successful ACA Follow-Through Part 3: Undocumented Immigrants

Ensuring Successful ACA Follow-Through Part 3: Undocumented Immigrants

Cross-Posted at HealthLawProf Blog An article on the front page of Memorial Day’s New York Times highlights an emerging health access concern for undocumented persons.  Hospitals – one of the few points of entry for undocumented persons to health care – are erecting barriers to care for the poor, on the grounds that the poor […]

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Ensuring Successful Reform Follow-Through, Part 2: Affordability

Ensuring Successful Reform Follow-Through, Part 2: Affordability

Cross-Posted at HealthLawProf Blog Health reform is an ongoing project.  In my last post, I noted that the success of ACA enrollment frees up some bandwidth to grapple with other outstanding implementation tasks – tasks that are vital to supporting the goals of the Affordable Care Act.  I tried to focus on issues with a […]

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Post-Enrollment: Ensuring Successful Follow-Through for Health Reform

Post-Enrollment: Ensuring Successful Follow-Through for Health Reform

Cross-Posted at HealthLawProf Blog Millions – including millions of the “young invincibles” – have been enrolled in the ACA’s private and public insurance programs.  And a recent study by Sommers, Long, and Baicker in the Annals of Internal Medicine, suggests that this enrollment will save lives.  That’s great news for all interested in progressive health […]

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“Distressed Babies” and Employment-Based Health Coverage

“Distressed Babies” and Employment-Based Health Coverage

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong was the center of a story bringing together issues of whining one-percenters, employees’ rights to privacy in their health information, and the growing evidence that some employers are simply not good agents for their employees’ health coverage.  Armstrong is an accident-prone speaker. Most recently, he gained attention for the way he […]

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Hobby Lobby: Are Employers Unfaithful Agents?

Hobby Lobby: Are Employers Unfaithful Agents?

The Affordable Care Act created a distinctly American health finance system, largely built on the foundation of employment-based insurance.  The list of controversies the statute has created is a long one; most recently, the Supreme Court has granted cert. in two cases challenging the “contraception mandate” on religious exercise/RFRA grounds.  There has been a lot […]

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