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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 »

Medicaid Expansion Costs in North Carolina: A Frank Discussion

A PDF of the following study can be found here.

MEDICAID EXPANSION COSTS

The history of Medicaid in North Carolina has always been contentious. It took the state five years to adopt Medicaid after the federal government first enacted the program in 1965, and it has now been five years since the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted, allowing states to expand Medicaid. State political leaders have said that we need to overcome two major hurdles before seriously considering Medicaid expansion: Supreme Court challenges to the ACA, and reform of North Carolina’s existing Medicaid system. This past summer the Supreme Court dismissed the last remaining legal challenge to the ACA, and more recently the North Carolina legislature adopted a Medicaid reform bill that Gov. McCrory signed into law. These two developments now clear the decks for an honest dialogue about the costs and benefits of expanding Medicaid. Continue reading »

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Professor Mark Hall quoted by Raleigh News and Observer about UnitedHealthcare’s move to stop paying insurance agents for selling ACA plan

Professor Mark Hall is quoted in the following story in the Raleigh News and Observer: The original story can be read here.

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LIVE WEBCAST: Health Law and Policy Program presents ‘Future of Medicaid Expansion in North Carolina’ on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016

Wake Forest Law’s Health Law and Policy Program will host a panel of industry leaders to discuss the “Future of Medicaid Expansion in North Carolina” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. The town hall event is free and open to the public. For those who are unable to attend in person, a live webcast will be available at http://go.wfu.edu/j9v.  For best results, this video should be viewed using Internet Explorer (Windows) or Safari (Mac).

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Professor Mark Hall ranks among top law journal authors by HeinOnline

Professor Mark Hall, director of Wake Forest Law’s Health Law and Policy Program, has been named among the top law journal authors by HeinOnline, which compiles contributions to all major law journals. Hall currently ranks No. 157 out of the top 250 authors. Continue reading »

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Professor Mark Hall quoted in New York Times about healthcare co-op failures across the U.S.

Professor Mark Hall, one of the nation’s leading scholars in the areas of health care law, public policy and bioethics, is quoted in the following New York Times article published on about the closing of state health care co-ops

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Professor Mark Hall quoted in WRAL.com article regarding medicaid in North Carolina

Professor Mark Hall was quoted in an article titled, “Changing Medicaid to managed care could take years,” for WRAL.com on Oct. 24. Hall is one of the nation’s leading scholars in the areas of health care law, public policy and bioethics. The author or editor of twenty books, including Making Medical Spending Decisions (Oxford University Press), and Health Care Law and Ethics (Aspen), he is currently engaged in research in the areas of heath care reform, access to care by the uninsured, and insurance regulation. The article follows in full below.

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NPR: Health Law and Policy Program Director Mark Hall’s hybridized Medicaid plan for North Carolina receiving national attention

Professor Mark Hall was quoted in an article by NPR, WFAE and Kaiser Health News on the changes the state of North Carolina is striving to make to Medicaid. Continue reading »

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Professor Mark Hall tells Charlotte NPR station N.C. Medicaid overhaul model could be good for consumers

Professor Mark Hall, director of the law school’s Health Law and Policy Program, was interviewed by the Charlotte NPR affiliate WFAE 90.7 about his opinion on the Medicaid overhaul that was to be voted on by North Carolina lawmakers on Tuesday, Sept. 22. You can find the original article here, on the WFAE 90.7 website. 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 »