Law and Public Policy

Much of policy analysis relies on being able to research and understand legal and legislative cases. Being able to do this type of research is key in designing a new policy in order to discover if other initiatives have been tried and what the result of those were. In learning how to perform in-depth legislative research, crafting legal briefs, and developing an understanding of how the legal system works is integral in providing comprehensive analysis of various public polices. This was especially true during the recent U.S. Supreme Court hearing challenging the use of of medical subsidies as part of the Affordable Care Act. The attached predictive legal analysis was drafted prior to the decision from the supreme court; the conclusion in the article was an opinion that was also shared by many legal healthcare experts within the insurance industry, unfortunately this was proved false with the final decision from the Justices.