Health Care Reform

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Professor Mark Hall to moderate Greensboro health care reform panel on Thursday, Aug. 24

Professor Mark Hall, founder and director of Wake Forest Law’s Health Law and Policy Program, will moderate a panel, “Health Care Reform: Straight Talk for Turbulent Times,” at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 24, at The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, 2907 E Gate City Blvd., in Greensboro.

The panel is presented by UnitedHealthcare and the Triad Business Journal (TBJ) and will feature Terry Akin, CEO, Cone Health; Derek Ellington, Triad President, National For-Profit Healthcare Treasury Manager, Bank of America; Garland Scott,  CEO, UnitedHealthcare of the Carolinas and Georgia; and Skip Woody, Area Executive Vice President, Hill Chesson & Woody, a Gallagher Benefits Services Co.

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Professor Mark Hall quoted in Triad Business Journal regarding proposed health care reform

Professor Mark Hall, director of the law school’s Health Law and Policy Program,  is quoted in the following story, “Proposed health care reform could hit Triad households, ” published in the Triad Business Journal on March 21, 2017.

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Professor Mark Hall’s study reveals N.C. hospitals not eager to receive patients with ACA coverage

Professor Mark Hall‘s recently published study, “A Study of Affordable Care Act Competitiveness in North Carolina,” was referenced in the article “N.C. Among Tops in Country for Sick ACA Signups” written by Richard Craver and published in the News & Record on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017.

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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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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 »