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Professor Christina Ho, Former Clinton Health Policy Expert, Can Provide Perspective on Affordable Care Act Arguments

March 26, 2012 – 

On March 26, 27 and 28, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. A Rutgers School of Law–Newark professor can explain the background to the questions that the Court has been asked to consider regarding the individual mandate and the Medicaid portions of the health reform law as well as any likely ramifications should the Court rule against all or parts of the law.

Assistant Professor Christina Ho has worked on and written about health law and policy since receiving her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1999. During the Clinton Administration, she worked on the White House Domestic Policy Council. She later led Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s health policy legislative staff. Among her achievements was primary responsibility for Senator Clinton’s April 18, 2004 New York Times Magazine article on health care reform titled “Now Can We Talk About Health Care?” Ho was named among the “Top 30 Under 30” by the Congressional newspaper, The Hill.

Professor Ho joined the Rutgers law faculty in 2010 from the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a Senior Fellow and Project Director of the China Health Law Initiative. Before that, she was Country Director and senior policy advisor for the Clinton Foundation’s China program. 

In June she will deliver a presentation during the session on “Theories of Health Reform in the United States” at the annual American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics Health Law Professors Conference. She will also be presenting on China’s health system reform at this year’s International Conference on Law and Society Association. Last December Ho spoke at a program on “The Right to Health in a Globalized World” held at Tel Aviv University.

Professor Ho received her A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard College and her M.P.P from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Contact Professor Ho at 973-353-3098, 301-908-4392 or cho@kinoy.rutgers.edu.