Jost Health Affairs Blog Posts Top 2011 Most Read List

Lexington, VA Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Prof. Timothy S. Jost
Blog posts on developments with the Affordable Care Act authored by Washington and Lee law professor and health law expert Tim Jost captured three spots on Health Affairs 2011 Most Read List.

Jost's analysis of the arguments before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals over the Affordable Care Act's constitutionality was the most read post. His posts on implementing health insurance exchanges and on Judge Vinson's ruling that invalidated the ACA were the fifth and sixth most read, respectively.

Jost's work was also recognized on the most-read list for December 2011. His post on medical loss ratio rules was the most read in December and his analysis of the Health and Human Services bulletin on essential health benefits was the third most read piece. Another of his posts on implementation efforts also made the list. In all, Jost has authored more than fifty blog posts for the site in addition to his other scholarship.

Jost has been a frequent commentator in the print and broadcast media since the beginning of the health reform debate and has continued to provide in-depth analysis as implementation efforts and legal challenges have progressed. In 2010, Jost received a $300,000 grant from the Commonwealth Fund to research implementation issues involved with the Affordable Care Act.  Subsequently, Jost authored numerous substantive articles and opinion pieces exploring facets of the various aspects of the health legislation in an attempt to make this complex issue accessible to everyday Americans.

Last fall, Jost was elected to the Institute of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. He was the only lawyer among the newly elected members. Jost continues to serve as a consumer representative to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners,

Jost holds the Robert L. Willett Family Professorship of Law at the W&L. He is a co-author of the casebook Health Law, used widely throughout the United States, and of a treatise and hornbook by the same name. He is also the author of 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. His most recent book is Health Care at Risk: A Critique of the Consumer-Driven Movement from Duke University Press.

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