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Q&A: Former Ginsburg clerk discusses her healthcare legacy

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Q&A: Former Ginsburg clerk discusses her healthcare legacy

As the nation mourns the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, what will be her healthcare legacy? In a year which has already seen unprecedented upheavals, the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has added another level of uncertainty.

As Republicans rush to fill her seat and possibly shift the courts to the right for a generation, Medical Economics spoke with Jonathan Eltin, professor emeritus at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Law and a former clerk for Ginsburg.

Eltin got to know Ginsburg over a 40-year friendship that began when he interviewed for the clerkship on the day she was confirmed to the DC Circuit Court.

The following conversation has been edited for length and clarity.

Medical Economics: Justice Ginsburg took part in a number of landmark cases, many of which dealing with healthcare. Did she have a guiding philosophy in terms of healthcare?

Jonathan Entin: I don’t know that, that she did have a big unifying view on it. I don’t think she actually wrote that many opinions in healthcare cases. I mean, she would she was there for cases. She did, right. In the in the ACA case in 2012. Um, and she’s written […]

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