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Symposium Articles
Preface: Legal Solutions in Health Reform
Timothy M. Westmoreland - [PDF]

Legal Solutions in Health Reform
Project Overview and Emerging Themes
Elenora E. Connors and Timothy M. Westmoreland - [PDF]

The law has traditionally been, and will remain, a fundamental tool for addressing health care reform in the United States.
Executive Authority to Reform Health: Options and Limitations
Madhu Chugh - [PDF]

Presidential power has provoked increasingly vigorous debate since the turn of this century, and this paper explores the scope and limits of a president's ability to invoke his executive authority to reform health care.
The Constitutionality of Mandates to Purchase Health Insurance
Mark A. Hall - [PDF]

Health insurance mandates have been a component of many recent health care reform proposals.
Health Insurance Exchanges: Legal Issues
Timothy Stoltzfus Jost - [PDF]

Health insurance exchanges (HIEs) can organize the market for health insurance by connecting small businesses and individuals into larger insurance pools.
Tax Credits for Health Insurance
Fred T. Goldberg Jr. and Susannah Camic - [PDF]

The tax code has served as the primary vehicle for subsidizing health care in the U.S. for most of the last century, and will likely play a role in any future reform efforts.
The Role of ERISA Preemption in Health Reform: Opportunities and Limits
Peter D. Jacobson - [PDF]

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) is a federal law regulating the administration of private employer-sponsored benefits including health benefits (i.e., health insurance offered by an employer).
Insurance Discrimination on the Basis of Health Status: An Overview of Discrimination Practices, Federal Law, and Federal Reform Options
Sara Rosenbaum - [PDF]

Actuarial underwriting, or discrimination based on an individual's health status, is a business feature of the voluntary private insurance market.
Privacy and Health Information Technology
Deven McGraw - [PDF]

The increased use of health information technology (health IT) is a common element of nearly every health reform proposal because it has the potential to decrease costs, improve health outcomes, coordinate care, and improve public health.
The Purchase of Insurance Across State Lines in the Individual Market
Stephanie Kanwit - [PDF]

Proposals to allow the purchase of insurance across state lines (PASL) have gained some support in recent years.