The Brutal Math of Repealing the Individual Mandate

11/16/17  //  Commentary

Is the country really better off if millions of people forgo medical care, and millions more go bankrupt, so that corporations can pay lower taxes? That’s not a rhetorical question. Those are the stakes of the game.

Nick Bagley

University of Michigan Law School

Trump and the Essential Health Benefits

10/31/17  //  Commentary

The Trump administration wants to relax the rule requiring health plan to cover the essential health benefits. But its proposal has some legal problems.

Nick Bagley

University of Michigan Law School

Versus Trump Emergency Pod: JD v. DHS

10/26/17  //  Commentary

On this week’s episode of Versus Trump, Easha and Charlie have a quick turn-around emergency pod to discuss an ongoing—wait, just now resolved—case filed by a pregnant 17-year-old girl in federal immigration custody who seeks an abortion. Easha and Charlie first talk about the procedural wrangling that this case has wrought and second about the legal claims in the case, which bring them into the exciting worlds of reproductive rights, immigration law, and international relations. Listen now!

Charlie Gerstein

Civil Rights Corps

Easha Anand

San Francisco

Some Doubts About A Suit to Block Trump From Stopping Cost-Sharing Payments

10/19/17  //  Commentary

Yesterday, a group of 19 states asked a California district court to stop the Trump administration from cutting off the cost-sharing payments. Their lawsuit likely isn't meritorious.

Nick Bagley

University of Michigan Law School

Waiver Changes

10/18/17  //  Commentary

New bipartisan legislation to restore the cost-sharing payments would also make some changes to the rules governing ACA waivers. How substantial are those changes?

Nick Bagley

University of Michigan Law School

Trump's ACA Sabotage and the President's Constitutional Take Care Duty

10/17/17  //  Quick Reactions

The President has not even tried to suggest that he is using his power in the law's interest. Rather, he has boasted that he is using his power to kill it

Abbe Gluck

Yale Law School

Trump has declared open war on Obamacare

10/16/17  //  Commentary

With its abrupt decision to terminate the cost-sharing subsidies, the Trump administration has thrown the exchanges into chaos on the eve of open enrollment; it has imperiled the full faith and credit of the United States; and it will cause a massive increase in federal spending.

Nick Bagley

University of Michigan Law School

Ending a Critical Obamacare Subsidy

10/12/17  //  Commentary

The Trump administration will terminate the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing payments, further destabilizing the already-fragile exchanges on the eve of open enrollment. The legal fallout will be complex, messy, and expensive.

Nick Bagley

University of Michigan Law School

Versus Trump: The Contraception Mandate Challenges

10/12/17  //  Commentary

On this week’s episode of Versus Trump, Easha and Jason discuss the Administration's drastic expansion of the number of companies that may now offer health insurance that does not cover birth control, as well as several lawsuits that were immediately filed challenging these new regulations. Listen now!

Easha Anand

San Francisco

Jason Harrow

Equal Citizens

President Trump’s 'Pro-Life' Week

10/9/17  //  Commentary

There are many ways to protect life, yet we often speak as if restricting abortion is the only way to do so

Rachel Tuchman

Private Practice

The Trump Administration and Contraception Coverage

10/6/17  //  Commentary

The Department of Health and Human Services has released two new rules limiting access to contraception coverage. They're both legally flawed.

Nick Bagley

University of Michigan Law School

Faux Federalism

9/28/17  //  Commentary

Graham-Cassidy should be seen for what it is: an effort to prevent any level of government, state or federal, from making good on the promise of universal coverage.

Nick Bagley

University of Michigan Law School

The Amended Version of Graham-Cassidy is a Mess

9/25/17  //  Commentary

Senate Republicans have released a new version of their last-gasp effort to undo the Affordable Care Act. It's a mess.

Nick Bagley

University of Michigan Law School

Graham-Cassidy Is Unconstitutional

9/22/17  //  Commentary

Graham-Cassidy has a constitutional flaw: the funding formula for the block grants to states that form the bill’s core is unconstitutional.

Michael C. Dorf

Cornell Law School

Versus Trump: The FOIA Spectacular!

9/21/17  //  Commentary

On this week’s episode of Versus Trump, Easha and Charlie discuss all things FOIA—that is, the Freedom of Information Act. Listen now!

Charlie Gerstein

Civil Rights Corps

Easha Anand

San Francisco

Jason Harrow

Equal Citizens