The Trump Administration’s New Public Charge Rule: Implications For Health Care & Public Health [from Health Affairs Blog]

Although recent discussions about the Trump Administration’s immigration policies have focused on the treatment of undocumented migrants and asylum-seekers at the border and in detention, the Administration has also sought to curtail legal immigration and make conditions more onerous for non-citizens who are lawfully present. The most recent example of these restrictive efforts is the long-anticipated public charge rule, which was published in the Federal Register by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on August 14. Unless halted by litigation, the rule will take effect on October 15, creating punishing new challenges for immigrant patients and their health care providers.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Northeastern University School of Law - 2020 Health Law Conference

In conjunction with its 2020 Annual Health Law Conference, and in celebration of the career of Professor Richard A. Daynard, who is widely known for his pioneering work on public health litigation and tobacco control, the Center for Health Policy and Law at Northeastern University School of Law seeks abstracts for papers discussing one or more of the myriad issues raised by affirmative public health litigation. Papers may look at the efficacy of such litigation (in one or more domains), the barriers such litigation face, critiques of such litigation, and/or possible reforms.