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Friday, January 06, 2017

Hello Again: Guest Blogger Seema Mohapatra

    Thanks to Howard Wasserman for inviting me to guest blog this month on Prawfs.  I am currently at my first AALS Annual conference, and I have been impressed by the sessions I have attended, especially the robust Health Law programming in the last few days.

      I have also been working on my syllabi for the spring while I have been here.  This semester I am teaching Torts II and Health Care Law, both classes I have taught many times before.  After the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, health law professors had to restructure their classes because the law affected so many areas of the field.  Now, we are facing an even more difficult prospect--how to teach a class in the shadow of a major administration change and promised repeal and replace of the ACA.  After struggling for a bit with how to restructure my survey Health Care Law class, I have decided to devote four classes towards the end of the spring semester on "Health Care Reform" with readings TBA.  Some colleagues have facetiously suggested that I add "The History of" to each section of my syllabus, but that is not necessary as many of the promised changes, even if actually enacted, will not take effect immediately.  

     This month on Prawfs, I plan to follow and write about what is happening in DC with the budget reconciliation process (AKA the promised "repeal" of Obamacare). I will also blog about some recent health law cases and current writing projects on gene editing and Zika.  


Posted by Seema Mohapatra on January 6, 2017 at 09:39 AM | Permalink


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