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Health Care Policy and Law Expert Available to Comment on Court’s Anticipated Decision

Released: 6/27/2012 6:25 PM EDT
Source Newsroom: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to announce its ruling on President Obama’s health care bill Thursday. The Court has many options, including upholding the entire bill or deciding that parts of it are constitutional and other parts are not.

Rob Leflar, University of Arkansas law professor and national health policy expert, has followed the president’s bill since it earliest stages and is available for comment.

Leflar has lectured widely in the United States on the health care debate. His teaching and research focus on torts, health law and comparative law. He has lectured, often in Japanese, at Tokyo University and other universities in Japan and at Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania and several international conferences.

Leflar has published articles about Japan in American, Japanese and European journals. His book (in Japanese) on the development of informed consent in Japanese medicine and law was published in 2002. He is considered one of the preeminent experts internationally on the comparison of Japanese and U.S. health care and policy.

Leflar earned his bachelor's, J.D. and master's in public health from Harvard University. Prior to teaching law, he clerked for Judge George Edwards on the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, and was a staff attorney for Public Citizen Health Research Group in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the bars of Arkansas, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Leflar is teaching this summer at Cambridge and may be reached via e-mail at rbleflar@uark.edu.

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