In June, a federal district court ruled in Stewart v Azar that the HHS Secretary acted unlawfully in approving Kentucky’s Medicaid work demonstration, because he never even considered the issue that lies at the heart of any federally-sanctioned experiment carried our pursuant to § 1115 of the Social Security Act – how the demonstration will promote the objectives of the program that is the subject of the experiment. In Medicaid’s case, that objective is to give people medical assistance – the means by
New Book on Social and Structural Determinants of Health, Health Equity, and Systems of Care for Underserved Populations
Essentials of Health Justice, published on April 4 by Jones and Bartlett Learning, examines the social and structural determinants of health, health equity, social justice, health policy, and systems of care for underserved populations.
Presentation on Striving for Health Justice Amid Health Reform Uncertainty
Associate Professor Joel Teitelbaum, who directs the Milken Institute School of Public Health Department of Health Policy and Management’s Hirsh Health Law and Policy Program, was invited to present at the Harvard Medical School’s Equity and Social Justice Program on the topic of “Striving for Health Justice Amid Health Reform Uncertainty.”