Spring 2019 Course Schedule

Health Law: Legislative & Regulatory Process (LAW-719A-001)
Lindsay Wiley

Meets: 06:00 PM - 07:50 PM (Tu) - Warren - Room N101

Enrolled: 20 / Limit: 45

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This course focuses on legal analysis and problem-solving in one of the most active and controversial public policy areas: health care. While policy details and substantive law will be an important part of the course, its primary goal is for students to understand the legislative and regulatory processes by which health policy is made and implemented and to prepare them to effectively advocate a particular policy position in those settings. The course will focus on understanding the rules governing the legislative and regulatory processes, developing analytical skills to understand the costs, benefits, and trade-offs of particular policy decisions, and understanding the political and legal dynamics of legislation and agency rulemaking. We will apply these tools to current policy debates in health care law and policy. For Spring 2019, the course will focus on four case studies, which are (tentatively) planned to be: (1) Medicaid expansion and litigation over Medicaid work requirements; (2) protections for people with preexisting conditions under the ACA and litigation over the individual mandate; (3) the ACA's prohibition on discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in health care; and (4) regulation of opioids and opioid replacement therapy. The course will feature several high-profile guest teachers with expertise in these areas.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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First Class Readings

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