Hodge, the ASU Lincoln Professor of Health Law and Ethics and the Director of the College of Law's Public Health Law and Policy Program, recently spent spring break fielding questions from media and various health-care entities about the bill's potential impact, wrote reporter Georgann Yara.
"This is something so many countries have figured out so long ago," said Hodge, who has helped draft several public health law reform initiatives, including the Model State Public Health Information Privacy Act and the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act. "This legislation, over times, saves us all. Granting greater access to Americans who are equally deserving of this is a net goal that will have dividends."
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Through scholarly and applied work, Hodge delves into multiple areas of public health law, global health law, ethics, and human rights. He teaches Health Law, Ethics, and Policy, Public Health Law and Ethics, and Global Health Law and Policy, and also is an affiliated faculty member in the Global Health program in the School of Human Evolution & Social Change at ASU.