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Frank Pasquale, Nicolas Terry and their guests discuss the significant health law and policy issues of the week. Show notes are at TWIHL.com

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Frank Pasquale, Nicolas Terry and their guests discuss the significant health law and policy issues of the week. Show notes are at TWIHL.com

    173. Before the End of the Next Administration. Guest, Kirk Nahra.

    173. Before the End of the Next Administration. Guest, Kirk Nahra.

    A welcome back to Kirk Nahra, a partner at and co-chair of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice at WilmerHale in DC. A leader in the privacy bar, Mr. Nahra has been involved in developing the privacy legal field for 20 years. As a founding member and longtime board member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, he helped establish the organization’s Privacy Bar Section. He has taught privacy issues at several law schools, including serving as an adjunct professor at the Washington College of Law at American University and at Case Western Reserve University. In addition, he currently serves as a fellow with the Cordell Institute for Policy in Medicine & Law at Washington University in St. Louis and as a fellow with the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology. We have a broad-ranging discussion about the last year in HIPAA enforcement, HHS-OCR’s apparent interest in access rights likely influenced by a highly publicized Citizen study, the HIPAA RFI, and the health privacy implications of California’s Consumer Privacy Act (or CCPA).

    • 45 min
    172. Naughty or Nice 2019? Guests, Zack Buck, John Cogan, and Jennifer Oliva.

    172. Naughty or Nice 2019? Guests, Zack Buck, John Cogan, and Jennifer Oliva.

    Ho-ho-ho! It’s the return of “Who’s Been Naughty or Nice?,” TWIHL’s infamous Holiday show. This year’s festive appreciation of healthcare law and policy features the seasonal vocalizations of Zack Buck, John Cogan, and Jennifer Oliva. Nominees for both naughty and nice include a wealth of administration moves, plenty of good and bad Medicaid news, drug pricing, and a whole lot more to fill our stockings and remind us that the consumption of prodigious amounts of egg nog is increasingly a quid pro quo for health law and policy work.

    • 39 min
    171. The Voldemort of Health Law. Guests, Erin Fuse Brown & Elizabeth McCuskey.

    171. The Voldemort of Health Law. Guests, Erin Fuse Brown & Elizabeth McCuskey.

    Erin Fuse Brown is a Professor of Law at Georgia State University’s College of law. She teaches Administrative Law; Health Law: Financing & Delivery; and the Health Care Transactional & Regulatory Practicum. She is a faculty member of the Center for Law, Health & Society. In 2019 Professor Fuse Brown was awarded a grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation to study out-of-network air ambulance bills. She served as co-investigator on a grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute from 2014-2017 to study legal protections for participants in genomic research and in 2017 won the Patricia T. Morgan Award for Outstanding Scholarship among her faculty. Elizabeth McCuskey is a Professor Law at UMass School of Law, There she teaches Civil Procedure, Health Law, Food & Drug Law, and Health Care Antitrust courses. Her research focuses on regulatory reforms for health equity and courts’ roles in securing those reforms. She is broadly published and her work on ERISA preemption and state health reform was featured on Health Affairs Blog and she has covered FDA preemption for SCOTUSBlog. She was a 2016 ASLME Health Law Scholar.

    Erin and Liz have a fantastic new article coming out in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review entitled “Federalism, ERISA, and State Single-Payer Health Care” that is the subject of our conversation.

    • 37 min
    170. Inclusive Health Care? Guests,Melissa Keyes, Heather Walter-McCabe, Stacey Tovino, & Ruqaiijah Yearby.

    170. Inclusive Health Care? Guests,Melissa Keyes, Heather Walter-McCabe, Stacey Tovino, & Ruqaiijah Yearby.

    This episode was recorded at our recent conference entitled Getting Real About Health Care for All. An outstanding panel at the conference asked the question Can We Make Health Care Inclusive? To answer that question we welcomed Melissa Keyes, Heather Walter-McCabe, Stacey Tovino, and Ruqaiijah Yearby. They approached the question from the perspective of those commonly excluded from quality healthcare; those along the capacity spectrum, members of the LGBTQ communities, those suffering from mental health or substance use disorders, and those requiring home or facility-based long-term care.

    • 55 min
    169. Notes From a Birthday Party. Guest co-host, Rachel Rebouché.

    169. Notes From a Birthday Party. Guest co-host, Rachel Rebouché.

    This episode was recorded at Temple Law during Temple Law’s celebratory Law Review Symposium: Looking Back and Looking Ahead, 10 Years of Public Health Law Research in September 2019. My guest host is Rachel Rebouché from the Center for Public Health Research at Temple University Beasley School of Law. Together we enjoyed a wide-ranging discussion with some brilliant researchers, Jennifer Karas Montez from the Syracuse University Maxell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Evan Anderson from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and Wendy Parmet, Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law and Director, Center for Health Policy and Law at Northeastern University.

    • 25 min
    168. I'm Not Actually Supposed to Be Here. Guest, Matthew Cortland.

    168. I'm Not Actually Supposed to Be Here. Guest, Matthew Cortland.

    My guest is Matthew Cortland, a patient and healthcare rights advocate from Massachusetts. He received his graduate training in public health from Boston University and earned a JD from George Mason University School of Law. He is disabled and chronically ill, but a superbly effective lawyer, writer, and speaker as well as a well-known healthcare and disability rights activist. We recently staged a one day Symposium at the law school entitled Getting Real About Health Care for All. Matt was kind enough to join us and add his compelling thoughts about what healthcare for all should look like for those in the disability community and the dangers members of that community face during periods of transition in financing and delivery models. It was touch and go whether we would hear from him, not only did the airline and TSA conspire against him but he picked up a horrible cough and cold—something that most of us can throw off, but not someone on his drug regimen. As a result, his presentation was punctuated by coughs, sniffles, and much drinking of tea, but all covered up by Matt’s own self-deprecating humor. In case you don’t listen all the way through the acknowledgements at the end of the show please consider visiting Matt’s Patreon page
    https://www.patreon.com/mattbc and sponsor his health. Towards the end of his talk Matt asked for a breather, help, “his reasonable accommodation” from the audience in the form of questions. I include two, the first from our friend Matthew Lawrence who is a health law professor at Penn State’s Dickinson Law school and then one from my colleague Ross Silverman who is on the faculty at the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at Indiana University and also serves as a Professor of Public Health at our law school.

    • 36 min

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The best of health law

The show does a great job of diving into the weeds and at other times staying at a higher level. The guests are always top notch.

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Excellent talks

I just started listening to 142 and 143 and I found them excellent, easy to follow, well recorded, and of course well worth my time even though this was a panel and not a regular studio recording (though the helpful introduction could have been recorded in studio for a cleaner start). But these talks are excellent. I just have one great quote "secret boyfriend federalism". The lecturer is excellent and sharp. @agdesilva

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Great pod!

I have a J.D. and LL.M. in health care regulatory law and work in health care public policy. These guys and their guests know their stuff and are insatiable readers. This is a must listen if you are a health care regulatory wonk!

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