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Professor Mark Hall participates in event as Brookings Institution fellow to address surprise medical billing

When is a surprise not a good one? When you get a medical bill you weren’t expecting. Professor Mark Hall, director of the law school’s Health Law and Policy Program, participated in a Brookings Institution and University of Southern California Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics event on Oct. 13, 2016, about how to get rid of surprise medical bills. Grant Ferowich writes for Fierce Healthcare, “Efficient, fair payer-provider negotiations first step in solving surprise bills,” and published the following article.

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Wake Forest School of Law Professor Mark Hall poses in the law library on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

Professor Mark Hall discusses insurers in Affordable Care Act marketplaces in Washington Examiner and other sources

Professor Mark Hall was quoted in the Washington Examiner story, “Most Obamacare insurers lost money,” published by Paige Winfield Cunningham on July 20, 2016.  The article was posted on the American Thinker in the blog entry, “Two thirds of Obamacare insurers losing money,” published by Rick Moran on July 21, 2016.  Hall’s quotes also appeared in the Insurance & Financial Advisor article, “Most insurers lost money in the first year of Obamacare.”  The original article follows.

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Professor Mark Hall comments on UnitedHealth Group’s loss of millions of dollars due to individual market health plans

Professor Mark Hall spoke to Insurance Business America on the loss of $720 million by UnitedHealth Group after its participation in the Affordable Care Act exchanges. The original article can be found below. Continue reading »

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Professor Mark Hall quoted in New York Times about how difficult it is to start a new competitive insurance company

Professor Mark Hall is quoted in the article, “Tough Going for Health Co-ops,” published in the New York Times on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, about how difficult it is to start a new insurance company that is competitive. Hall, who is the director of the law school’s Health Law and Policy Program, is the Fred D. & Elizabeth L. Turnage Professor of Law at Wake Forest University. Continue reading »

Professor Mark Hall and Edwin Shoaf (JD ’15) write op/ed in Winston-Salem Journal stating Medicaid reform in sight

 Wake Forest Law Professor Mark Hall and Edwin Shoaf (JD ’15) wrote the following op/ed that was published here in the Winston-Salem Journal on Sunday, Aug. 30. Shoaf is a research fellow with, and Hall is the director of, the  law school’s Health Law and Policy Program. Continue reading »

Professor Mark Hall cited in AJMC article on benefits of Affordable Care Act

Wake Forest Law Professor Mark Hall is cited in The American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC) article titled “Medical Loss Ratio Provision Pays Consumers $5 Billion from 2011-2013″ by Laura Joszt, published on March 26, 2015.

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Professor Mark Hall tells NPR’s Marketplace health insurance companies are healthy

Professor Mark Hall tells NPR’s Marketplace Dan Gorenstein in this story that despite a rough few years, health insurance companies have weathered the storm. On Thursday, a new report out from the Commonwealth Fund finds the health insurance industry is doing just fine, thank you very much. Continue reading »

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Professor Mark Hall quoted in New York Times about ‘How an adverse Supreme Court ruling would send Obamacare into a tailspin’

Professor Mark Hall tells The New York Times that policy environment does not work well in the article,  “How an Adverse Supreme Court Ruling Would Send Obamacare Into a Tailspin,” published on Feb. 27, 2015.

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Professor Mark Hall tells the N.Y. Times patients have right to be informed of out-of-pocket hospital costs

Before his three-hour neck surgery for herniated disks in December, Peter Drier, 37, signed a pile of consent forms. A bank technology manager who had researched his insurance coverage, Mr. Drier was prepared when the bills started arriving: $56,000 from Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, $4,300 from the anesthesiologist and even $133,000 from his orthopedist, who he knew would accept a fraction of that fee. Continue reading »

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Professor Mark Hall quoted in News Observer about 2015 N.C. subsidized health insurance proposal

Professor Mark Hall is quoted in the News Observer article titled “Third health insurer to enter NC exchange for 2015,” regarding UnitedHealthcare’s recent proposal to sell federally subsidized health insurance in North Carolina, a move that would expand choice and increase competition here.

“It’s a very encouraging sign, a vote of confidence,” said Mark Hall, a professor of law and public health at Wake Forest University. “When they get in a market, they usually do it for the long haul.”

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