W&L Law Professor Timothy Jost gave the Roy Ray lecture at the SMU Dedman School of Law on September 13. His talk was entitled “The American Health Care System: Three Histories and Three Possible Futures.” In the talk, Professor Jost analyzed the contested narrative of the American health care system’s past and how we should build a future on the successful elements of our present system.
Professor Jost also recently participated in a symposium on the Supreme Court’s recent decision on the Affordable Care Act at Columbia Law School. The symposium, entitled The Health Care Case: The Supreme Court’s Decision and Its Implications, took place on September 28 and featured a discussion of the impact of the decision–NFIB v. Sebelius–by Professor Jost.
Timothy Jost, a nationally-recognized expert in health care law, holds the Robert L. Willett Family Professorship of Law at the Washington and Lee University School of Law. He is a co-author of a casebook, Health Law, used widely throughout the United States in teaching health law, 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, the second edition of which appeared this spring.