Alice Noble
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Alice A. Noble, holds a law degree from Villanova University School of Law and a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard School of Public Health. She currently teaches at Boston College Law School, Brandeis University, the Heller School at Brandeis, and Tufts Medical School, and has been an adjunct faculty member at the Harvard School of Public Health. Courses taught include health law and policy, mangaged care, medical ethics, public health law, and genetics, law, and society. She has practiced personal injury and medical malpractice defense litigation, has conducted funded research on health policy issues, and was a fellow in medical ethics at Harvard Medical School and a Senior Researcher at The American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics.


Her current research interests include genetic discrimination, health reform, ERISA preemption issues, and managed care. She has a number of peer-reviewed publications on topics such as medical malpractice, patient safety, managed care regulation, and hospital law. Along with Professor Mary Ann Chirba, and several practitioners, she is a co-author of the forthcoming Health Care Reform Treatise (Matthew Bender 2012).


Recent Posts by Alice Noble

Individual And Group Coverage Under The ACA: More Patches To The Federal-State Crazy Quilt

Throughout the 2012 Presidential campaign, Republican contenders criticized the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as a “federal take-over of health care” for its promotion of national uniformity in health coverage and access. Yet long before passage, the architects of the ACA quickly rejected a federal...

The Supreme Court Upholds The Individual Mandate: But Who Are We Talking About?

While the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate survived constitutional scrutiny in NFIB v. Sebelius, a Republican president and/or changes in the House or Senate this fall could lead to its demise.   As campaigns shift into high gear, the law’s opponents will undoubtedly draw on the...

The Supreme Court On The Affordable Care Act: What We Are Waiting For

With the U.S. Supreme Court poised to rule on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) it is worth reminding ourselves of what, exactly, we have been waiting for. We await a judicial opinion that could deliver a decisive blow to all or part of a massive piece of legislation and the hard-fought battles...

Alice Noble And Mary Ann Chirba On Severability: Life Is A Highway

On Day Three of arguments about the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, the Supreme Court turned its attention to the question of severability. Should the Court find that the ACA’s minimum coverage requirement is indeed a proper exercise of Congress’s right to regulate...

Alice Noble And Mary Ann Chirba On The Individual Mandate Argument: Beyond Uncompensated Care

“Reading between the lines” of the Supreme Court arguments seems to be everyone’s favorite pastime this week.  For health lawyers, these three days are heady times, a chance to revel in exquisitely crafted briefs and complex legal theories, consummately argued in a way that lifts the entire...