Say It Isn’t So, Tim

Sarah Kliff once noted that Tim Jost was “scary fast/good” with his health law and policy analysis. I could not agree more. Tim Jost’s consistently stellar blogging on all things health law and health regulation-related has been a tremendous resource for me and for my students as we work to keep up in a fast-developing area.

I wish Tim well in all the spare time he will surely have now that he has decided to end his Health Affairs  ACA-blogging, close to  nine years and over 600 blog posts later. 

I wonder if some of Tim’s more remarkable posts might not make a fine book of collected essays on health care reform, how the sausage was made.

Some of my favorites, for those of you who have not dabbled in this area, include (in no particular order):

Implementing Health Reform: Essential Benefits and Medical Loss Ratios (Feb. 18, 2012)

Taking Stock of Health Reform: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going (Dec. 6, 2016)

The Tax Bill and the Individual Mandate: What Happened and What Does It Mean   (Dec. 20, 2017)

Tim, you truly are the horse whisperer of ACA regulatory interpretation and policy analysis.  Katie Keith is up and running with quality output, I know.  You will be missed.  

(Oh, and I give no credence to the vicious rumor that you stepped back just before the association health plan regulation was issued. You never balked at a challenging assignment.)

 

x-posted at Prawfsblawg

 

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