Professor Timothy S. Jost, the Robert L. Willett Family Professor of Law, recently posted an article titled “Consensus and Conflict in Health System Reform — The Republican Budget Plan and the ACA” on the New England Journal of Medicine’s Health Policy & Reform website.
In the post, Professor Jost takes a look at the Republican budget proposal from Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) and compares it to the Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law in March 2010. He finds eight commonalities between the two, suggesting that there is a growing consensus regarding the way in which the U.S. health care system should be structured. However, Prof. Jost then proceeds to identify five stark contrasts between the two plans. While there are certain agreements, Prof. Jost highlights the fundamental differences that must be addressed.
To read Professor Jost’s post, you may find it here.
Congratulations to Professor Jost.