Timothy Stoltzfus Jost, J.D., holds the Robert L. Willett Family Professorship of Law at the Washington and Lee University School of Law. Jost is a member of the Institute of Medicine. He is coauthor of a casebook, Health Law, used widely throughout the United States in teaching health law, and of a treatise and hornbook by the same name. He is also the author of Health Care at Risk: A Critique of the Consumer-Driven Movement; Health Care Coverage Determinations: An International Comparative Study; Disentitlement? The Threats Facing our Public Health Care Programs and a Rights-Based Response, and Readings in Comparative Health Law and Bioethics. He has also written numerous articles and book chapters on health care regulation and comparative health law, including monographs on legal issues in health care reform for Georgetown’s O’Neill Center, the Fresh Thinking Project, the National Academy of Social Insurance and National Academy of Public Administration, and the New America Foundation and Urban Institute.

Recent Posts by Timothy Jost

The 2017 Benefit and Payment Parameters Proposed Rule: Drilling Down

This is the second of two posts analyzing the 2017 Benefit and Payment Parameters proposed rule, the annual rule setting out ACA policy in coming years. The first post summarized the provisions of the rule of most interest to a broader audience. This post drill down into the details of the rule.

Proposed Benefits And Payment Rule Includes Standardized Plans, New Network Adequacy Standards

On November 20, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published its proposed 2017 Benefit and Payment Parameters rule. Among many other elements, the rule would create standardized benefit plan options in the federally facilitated marketplace and impose new network adequacy standards.

Risk Corridor Payments, UnitedHealth, Cooperatives, And The Marketplaces

A new CMS guidance is no doubt intended to quiet fears that the government might default on Risk Corridor payment obligations, but it is unlikely to accomplish this end. Meanwhile, other issues underlie UnitedHealth Group’s announcement that it might exit the Marketplaces.

Administration Finalizes Regulations Implementing ACA Insurance Reforms (Updated)

Implementing Health Reform (November 25 update). On November 25, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its marketplace enrollment snapshot for the third week of the 2016 open enrollment period, covering November 15 to 21. The number of plan...

Essential Health Benefit Benchmarks Released; Reductions In Uninsurance

The Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) released the final list of Essential Health Benefit (EHB) benchmark plans for 2017. Also, the White House launched the Healthy Communities Challenge and new numbers document reductions in uninsurance.

Supreme Court To Review Contraceptive Coverage Accommodation For Religious Groups

On November 6, 2015, the Supreme Court agreed to review the accommodation that the government has offered nonprofit religious organizations to excuse them from complying with a regulatory requirement that they provide contraceptive coverage without cost-sharing to their employees and students.

November 6, 2015Following the ACA

Public Litigation Challenging ACA Persists, But Court Dismisses State Government Challenge (Updated)

On October 30, 2015, Judge Amit Mehta of the federal District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed yet another state government challenge to the ACA. West Virginia claimed that it was injured by the “administrative fix” announced by HHS late in 2013. CMS also announced that it is beta...

Genetic Information Safeguards And Wellness Programs; 2016 Marketplace Coverage

On October 30, the EEOC released a proposed rule on the application of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act to employer wellness programs. The Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation also released a report on Health Plan Choice and Premiums in the 2016 Health Insurance Marketplace.

New ASPE Report Highlights Benefits Of Returning To The Marketplace (Updated)

The ASPE recently released released a report on Decisions Regarding Health Plan Choices in the 2014 and 2015 Marketplaces. With open enrollment for 2016 around the corner, the report demonstrates that it pays well to return to the marketplace and shop.

Budget Legislation Would Repeal Auto-Enrollment Requirement For Large Employers

Provisions of the proposed Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 were recently made publicly available. It repeals section 1511 of the ACA, which requires employers that offer health insurance and that employ more than 200 employees to automatically enroll new employees in a health plan.