Category: Wendy Mariner

Experts Media Alert – SCOTUS to rule on King v. Burwell

For the second time in three years, the Supreme Court is set to rule on a question which challenges the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In March, the court heard arguments on the case King v. Burwell, which deals with a unanimous federal appeals court ruling that upheld Internal Revenue Service regulations allowing health-insurance tax credits under the ACA for […]

Why There’s So Much Controversy Surrounding Ebola Quarantine Orders Wendy Mariner, School of Law, School of Public Health At least six states have issued tougher rules for travelers returning from Ebola-affected regions, some with mandatory quarantines going above and beyond federal guidelines… Expert quote: “If you single out anyone who works with Ebola then you probably have to quarantine U.S. health care workers […]

Ebola screening measures rest on federal law

Associated Press Wendy Mariner, School of Law, School of Public Health The Obama administration’s plans to screen certain airline passengers for exposure to Ebola are based on the Constitution and long-established legal authority that would almost certainly stand up in court if challenged, public health experts say… Expert quote: “When we’re thinking of these issues, […]

Authority for Ebola quarantine ‘is as American as apple pie

ABA Journal Wendy Mariner, School of Law, School of Public Health State law in Texas gives health officials “truly staggering” powers to quarantine people who could spread Ebola or other dangerous, contagious diseases, according to an expert with the University of Houston Law Center. And Texas is not alone… Expert quote: “Isolation is a useful […]