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Sure enough, Supreme Court denies cert in ERISA case

The Supreme Court declined to review a case in which a restaurant owners group attempted to invalidate a San Francisco requirement that local businesses either offer health insurance benefits to their employees or pay the city a fee that is used to fund a program offering medical services to low-income restaurants. In Golden Gate Restaurant […]

Meanwhile, back at the Supreme Court, the pay or play debate continues (but maybe not for long)

Today the Supreme Court is scheduled to decide whether to grant cert in Golden Gate Restaurant Ass’n v. City and County of San Francisco, No. 08-1515. Actually, the Court has had the case on  its cert docket for months.  Last October, the Court voted to solicit the views of the solicitor general (SVSG), but the […]

Battle in the Bureaucracy: An Interview with James Morone, Part II

James Morone is professor of political science at Brown University. His most recent book, co-authored with David Blumenthal, is The Heart of Power: Health and Politics in the Oval Office. This is the second of a two-part interview. Lester Feder: You argue that the ongoing fight against the health reform legislation in the courts and […]

Battle in the Bureaucracy: An Interview with James Morone, Part I

James Morone is professor of political science at Brown University. His most recent book, co-authored with David Blumenthal, is The Heart of Power: Health and Politics in the Oval Office. This is the first of a two-part interview. James Morone: There is something unique—and, to me, alarming—about this health reform process. Normally in our political […]

“Rationing”: An Interview with David Orentlicher

David Orentlicher is the Samuel R. Rosen Professor of Law and Co-director of the William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health at Indiana University School of Law. Lester Feder: Let me start by asking you what do you think has not been adequately discussed about the health reform law? David Orentlicher: Some aspects have […]

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