Public Health Law Blog Archive

Feb 2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Conscience and Rule: Contraception Coverage

posted on Tue, Feb 28 2012 3:25 pm by Jennifer Bartlit

Contraception Coverage

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) needs to identify which preventive services will be covered by health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act.  Some services have already been specified (as recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices).

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Implementing the Newborn Screening Court Ruling

posted on Tue, Feb 21 2012 2:04 pm by Jill Krueger

Newborn Screening

The rulings in two court cases create policy challenges for a state health department in the storage and use of blood samples obtained from newborn screenings. How the health department delt with the implementation of the court decisions and implications for public health.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Privacy for Dependents

posted on Wed, Feb 8 2012 3:06 pm by Robyn Rontal

More than 70 million non-elderly people in the United States are dependents on their parent’s or spouse’s employer-sponsored health insurance. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) expanded benefits so that young adults ages 19-25 can now remain on their employed parent’s health care policies.

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Monday, February 6, 2012

The ACA: What’s the Big Deal about Severability?

posted on Mon, Feb 6 2012 11:44 am by Corey Davis

ACA and Severability

As we reported in November 2011, the question of whether the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is constitutional has reached the Supreme Court. The Court will decide four different issues raised by the ACA. Lawyers from both sides will argue before the Justices over three days in late March and a decision is expected by the end of June.

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