Versus Trump: Are Medicaid Work Requirements Legal?

2/15/18  //  Commentary

On a new episode of Versus Trump, Easha and Jason discuss a new lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration's approval of Kentucky's new rules for its Medicaid program. The new rules will require some Medicaid recipients to work 20 hours per week to receive health benefits, and they also impose other novel requirements. Listen now!

Jason Harrow

Equal Citizens

Easha Anand

San Francisco

The President’s Latest Tweet on Health Care and Why it Matters

2/6/18  //  Commentary

The President's latest healthcare tweet is an example of how his own policy preferences are inconsistent, in a way that will prevent him from accomplishing his own stated goals.

Rachel Sachs

Washington University Law School

Enjoining the Contraception Rules

12/18/17  //  Commentary

A district court has stopped the Trump administration's hasty and poorly justified effort to relieve employers of their legal obligation to cover contraception.

Nick Bagley

University of Michigan Law School

The Tax Bill Destroys an Important Part of Obamacare. The States Can Save It.

12/14/17  //  Commentary

Adopting mandates at the state level would help stabilize insurance markets, keeping premiums in check and forestalling coverage losses. And it's perfectly legal.

Nick Bagley

University of Michigan Law School

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