Introducing New Contributor Allison Hoffman

14.06.05, HoffmanBill of Health is pleased to welcome Allison Hoffman as an Occasional Contributor!

Allison Hoffman is Assistant Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law.  Her work focuses on health care law and policy.  She currently teaches Health Care Law and Policy, Torts, and a seminar on Health Insurance and Reform.  Hoffman is also a Faculty Associate at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

Allison received her A.B. summa cum laude from Dartmouth College and her law degree from Yale Law School, where she was Submissions Editor for the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics.  She worked for a number of years in the health care industry.  Allison practiced health care law at Ropes & Gray, LLP, where she counseled academic medical centers, insurers, pharmaceutical companies, and private equity firms on a wide range of health care regulatory matters.  She has also provided strategic advice to health care companies and to nonprofit organizations and foundations as a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group and The Bridgespan Group.  Immediately prior to joining the faculty at UCLA, she was an Academic Fellow at Harvard’s Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics.

Allison’s research explores the role of regulation and the welfare state in promoting health and well being.  Her current writing examines how health insurance regulation both reflects and shapes different conceptions of risk and responsibility, drawing on political science, sociology, psychology, and economics literature.

Recent Publications:

A Vision of an Emerging Right to Health Care in the U.S.:  Expanding Health Care Equity through Legislative Reform, in The Right to Health at the Public/Private Divide: A Global Comparative Study, (C. Flood & A. Gross eds., 2014, Cambridge University Press).

Health Care Spending and Financial Security after the Affordable Care Act,  92 North Carolina Law Review 101 (2014).

An Optimist’s Take on the Decline of Small-Employer Health Insurance, 98 Iowa Law Review Bulletin 113 (2013).
Retiree Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Spending: A Study of Consumer Expectations and Policy Implications (with Howell E. Jackson), 39 American Journal of Law and Medicine 1-72 (2013).
Three Models of Health Insurance: The Conceptual Pluralism of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 159 University of Pennsylvania Law Review1873 (2011).
Oil and Water: Mixing Individual Mandates, Fragmented Markets, and Health Reform, 36 American Journal of Law & Medicine 7 (2010).
The Need for a Reduced Workweek in the United States (with V. Schultz), in Precarious Work, Women, And The New Economy: The Challenge To Legal Norms(edited by J. Fudge & R. Owens, Hart Publishing, 2006).

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