Regulation of Health Insurance Markets (Baker)
T 4:30PM - 6:30PM
Silverman Hall M28
This research seminar will examine the regulation of the U.S. health insurance market as the Affordable Care Act is implemented, in part by participation in the Health Insurance Exchange research project. Weekly topics may vary depending on student interest, but will include the economics of health insurance, the creation and structure of the new health exchanges, the relationship between the exchanges and Medicaid, the Massachusetts experience, insurance market rules, and the implications of the new health insurance marketplace for hospitals and other medical service providers. Requirements include active participation in bi-weekly team-based reaction papers, participation in the Health Insurance Exchange research project, a team-based presentation about a current topic (with powerpoint and handouts), regular attendance, and completion of an individual research and policy analysis project culminating in a 10-12 page paper. Medical residents and fellows are strongly encouraged to enroll; there will be seats reserved for non-law students. The team-based nature of the assignments means that no legal background is required. Law student members of the teams will supply the necessary legal expertise.