Timothy Jost
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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

Implementing Health Reform: CMS Prepares For 2016 Enrollment; Court Turns Back ACA Challenge

It seems like the 2015 open enrollment period has just ended, but CMS is beginning to gear up for 2016. On April 22, CMS released a Guidance on Eligibility Redetermination and Re-enrollments for Marketplace Coverage for 2016. An appeals court also turned back another challenge to the ACA.

April 24, 2015Following the ACA

Implementing Health Reform: As King Decision Looms, GOP Senators Introduce Transition Plans

What's in GOP Senate plans to transition from the Affordable Care Act if the Supreme Court rules for the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell and what would be the effects of these plans?

Workplace Wellness Programs: Federal Agencies Weigh In (Update on Contraceptive Coverage)

On April 16, 2015, several federal agencies released a barrage of regulatory issuances and guidances that further clarify their position on workplace wellness programs. Here's what they mean.

Implementing Health Reform: Navigator Grants, Another ACA Challenge Rejected, And More

On April 15, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service issued its funding opportunity announcement for 2016 navigator grants. On April 14, a federal appellate court dismissed another challenge to ACA implementation.

If The ACA Were Repealed, Just What Would Replace It?

For five years Republicans have been clamoring for repeal of the Affordable Care Act. With Republicans gaining control of both houses of Congress in 2014, it is now conceivable that they could actually get repeal legislation—or repeal and replace legislation—to the President’s desk.

Implementing Health Reform: Federal Appellate Court Voids Missouri Restrictions On Certified Application Counselors (Updated)

In the five years since it was enacted, the Affordable Care Act has been subject to dozens of legal challenges.  Far fewer cases have been brought seeking to implement or enforce the terms of the ACA.  On April 10, 2015, however, the federal Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit entered what...

Implementing Health Reform: Medicaid & CHIP Mental Health And Substance Use Disorder Parity

On April 6, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a proposed rule for implementing the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 with respect to Medicaid managed care, CHIP, and Medicaid alternative benefit plans.  (fact sheet )  Approximately 9.6 percent of...

Implementing Health Reform: Navigator Support Agreement, Tax-Filing Update, And More (April 6 Update)

Navigator support agreement.  On April 1, 2015, CMS released at its Paperwork Reduction Act Notice website a notice regarding its third Cooperative Agreement to Support Navigators in Federally facilitated and State Partnership Marketplaces, which will begin on September 16, 2015.  Whereas the...

Supreme Court Turns Back Payment Suit By Medicaid Providers

While all eyes in the health policy community have been fixed on the Supreme Court, awaiting its decision in King v. Burwell regarding the legality of premium tax credits granted through the federally facilitated marketplaces, a case of arguably equal importance has been quietly awaiting a...

March 31, 2015Medicaid and CHIP, Payment Policy

Implementing Health Reform: Medicaid & CHIP Enrollment; Tax Forms; And SEP (March 30 Update, IPAB Challenge Dismissal)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a number of items to close out the week on March 20, 2015.  First, CMS released the January 2015 Medicaid and CHIP Monthly Applications, Eligibility Determinations, and Enrollment Report.  (CMS blog post,  one pager)  The 50 states and the...