Timothy Jost
Learn more about Timothy Jost

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: Court Won’t Rehear Challenge To Contraceptive Coverage Accommodation

The DC Court of Appeals has denied a full-court rehearing of a panel decision on contraceptive coverage under the ACA. The panel had refused to enjoin the latest federal rule accommodating the objections of religious organizations to providing employee contraceptive coverage without cost sharing.

May 23, 2015Following the ACA

Implementing Health Reform: Clarifying Requirements For Coverage Of Contraceptives And Other Preventive Services

The federal government has issued guidance clarifying the responsibilities of insurers and group health plans to cover contraceptives and other preventive services, in response to reports of coverage omissions.

Implementing Health Reform: The Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Resolution (May 21 Contraceptive Coverage Litigation Update)

Congress has passed its FY 2016 budget resolution, leading into a period in which all three branches of government will play roles in determining the fate of the Affordable Care Act.

May 7, 2015Following the ACA

Implementing Health Reform: Antidiscrimination Litigation Under Section 1557 Of The ACA

As the wave of anti-ACA litigation recedes, a new wave (or perhaps wavelet) of litigation is appearing-- litigation claiming the protection of the ACA rather than challenging it. Judges are exploring the contours of the ACA's section 1557 antidiscrimination provisions.

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

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...