Mark Hall is a Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Economic Studies program at Brookings. Hall is the director of the Health Law and Policy Program at Wake Forest University’s School of Law where he is also the Fred D. & Elizabeth L. Turnage Professor of Law. He is one of the nation’s leading scholars in the areas of health care law, public policy, and bioethics. The author or editor of twenty books, including Making Medical Spending Decisions (Oxford University Press), and Health Care Law and Ethics (Aspen), he is currently engaged in research in the areas of heath care reform, access to care by the uninsured, and insurance regulation. Prof. Hall has published scholarship in the law reviews at Berkeley, Chicago, Duke, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Stanford, and his articles have been reprinted in a dozen casebooks and anthologies. He also teaches in the University’s Graduate Programs for Bioethics and its MBA program, and he is on the research faculty at the Medical School. Prof. Hall regularly consults with government officials, foundations and think tanks about health care public policy issues.
Recent Posts by Mark Hall
Before Congress recessed last week, the House amended the pending American Health Care Act to include an “Invisible Risk-Sharing Program,” funded with $15 billion over nine years. What should we make of claims that this approach caused premiums to plummet in Maine and can make a big dent nationally?
States cannot protect more than half of commercially insured consumers due to an arcane federal law, known as the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, which exempts almost 100 million people in private insurance plans from state regulation because their plans are self-funded by employers.
When the Lewin Group speaks, people listen. In 2009 Lewin projected that a public plan option could reduce private insurance coverage by two-thirds, a finding that was used to strip the public option from the reform law. Knowing this impact, it sent shivers down my spine when, on Halloween, I...