What Health Reform Reveals About Health Law

The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Health Law (Glenn Cohen, Allison K. Hoffman, and William M. Sage, eds.) 2017, Forthcoming

UCLA School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 16-32

Posted: 19 Jul 2016 Last revised: 5 Aug 2016

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Allison K. Hoffman

University of Pennsylvania Law School

Date Written: July 14, 2016

Abstract

This chapter describes the arc of health reform in the U.S. over the Twentieth Century and explores how the most-recent major reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, offers a window into the idiosyncrasies of U.S. health care law and the values that have shaped this field. This chapter considers themes such as the influence of market-based ideology, federalism, and professionalism on health law. It illustrates how the Affordable Care Act policies that most strongly push against these preexisting values have resulted in conflict, yet, these same policies may over time initiate a gradual transformation of these legal norms.

Keywords: Affordable Care Act, health law, healthcare, healthcare financing, insurance, social insurance, Medicaid, health reform, federalism, professionalism

Suggested Citation

Hoffman, Allison K., What Health Reform Reveals About Health Law (July 14, 2016). The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Health Law (Glenn Cohen, Allison K. Hoffman, and William M. Sage, eds.) 2017, Forthcoming; UCLA School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 16-32. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2809816

Allison K. Hoffman (Contact Author)

University of Pennsylvania Law School ( email )

3501 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

HOME PAGE: https://www.law.upenn.edu/cf/faculty/ahoffma1/

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