Health Law: Legislation & Regulatory Process (LAW-719A-001)
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This course focuses on hot topics 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 for a particular policy position in those settings. The course will feature high-profile guest speakers with expertise in the hot topics highlighted in the course. By engaging with experts in the field, this course aims to help students understand the rules governing the legislative and regulatory processes, develop analytical skills to understand the costs, benefits, and trade-offs of particular policy decisions, and gain insight into the political and legal dynamics of legislation and agency rulemaking. We will apply these tools to current debates in health care law and policy. For spring 2022, the course will focus on four areas of health law: (1) health justice and the COVID-19 pandemic; (2) access to reproductive health care in a post-Roe world; (3) anti-discrimination law in the health care context and access to LGBTQ+ health care; (4) health care reform and continued litigation over the Affordable Care Act.
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