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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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Professor Mark Hall testifies for U.S. Senate Committee regarding implications of Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wake Forest Law Professor Mark Hall testified in front of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, regarding impact healthcare reform has on health insurance consumer value.

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Professor Mark Hall to testify in front of U.S. Congressional Committee regarding impact health care reform has on health insurance consumer value

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wake Forest Law Professor Mark Hall will testify in front of a U.S. Senate committee regarding the impact health care reform has had on health insurance consumer value on Wednesday, May 21. Continue reading »

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Wake Forest Law to host a ‘Conversation With’ Professor Mark Hall on Wednesday, April 2

Wake Forest Law will host Professor Mark Hall, Fred D. & Elizabeth L. Turnage Professor of Law,as part of its “Conversation With” series at noon on Wednesday, April 2, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. Continue reading »

Ken Lalime of HealthyCT, a new nonprofit cooperative in Connecticut, which has signed up just 1,700 customers. Credit Christopher Capozziello for The New York Times

Professor Mark Hall tells New York Times some small non-profit health insurance co-ops will fail

The rented offices of HealthyCT, a new insurer in Connecticut, bustle with the energy of a start-up. The sales force takes pride in noting that HealthyCT is a truly local outfit, governed by members, rather than a for-profit behemoth like Anthem, the state’s dominant insurer whose offices are a 10-minute drive away. Continue reading »