Last updated on: 9/9/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

Timothy Stoltzfus Jost, JD Biography

Title:
Robert L. Willett Family Professorship of Law at the Washington and Lee University School of Law
Position:
Pro to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“I have taught and written about healthcare law and policy for 30 years and am an author of the most widely used health law teaching book. I believe strongly in the sacredness of life and am also a firm supporter of healthcare reform…

The Senate bill would cover 30 million uninsured Americans, thousands of whom will otherwise die prematurely every year from lack of health insurance. Health reform deserves the support of all who believe in the sacredness of human life.”

“Abortion Debate Must Not Stop Healthcare Reform,” The Hill, Mar. 11, 2010

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Affiliate Professor, Department of Health Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2004-present
  • Robert L. Willett Family Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law, 2001-present
  • Distinguished Visitor, University of Toronto, Jan. 2008
  • Visiting Professor, University of Virginia, Fall 2007
  • Scholar-in-Residence, Institute of Medicine, Spring 2005
  • Baker & Hostetler Chair of Law and Professor, College of Medicine and Public Health, Division of Health Services Management and Policy, The Ohio State University, 1992-2001
  • Visiting Fellow, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College, Oxford University, 1988-1989
  • Professor, Ohio State University College of Law and College of Medicine, 1987-1992
  • Associate Professor, Ohio State University College of Medicine, Division of Hospital and Health Services Administration, 1986-1987
  • Associate Professor, Ohio State University College of Law, 1985-1987
  • Assistant Professor, Ohio State University, College of Law, 1981-1985
  • Supervisory Attorney, Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago, 1979-1981
  • Supervisory Attorney, Legal Services for the Mentally Disabled of Uptown, 1977-1978
  • Staff Attorney, Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago, 1975-1976
  • Caseworker and Administrative Aide, Fulton County Department of Family and Children Services (Atlanta, GA), 1970-1972
Education:
  • JD, cum laude, University of Chicago, 1975
  • BA, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1970
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Can federal funds be used for abortion services?
  2. Will the health insurance exchanges benefit consumers?