Timothy M. Westmoreland

Professor from Practice

B.A., Duke; J.D., Yale

Areas of Expertise:

Health Law and Policy and Bioethics, Legislation

Since 2001, Professor Westmoreland has taught at Georgetown about health law, about federal budgets, and about legislation. Prior to that, he was the senior policy fellow at the Federal...

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Since 2001, Professor Westmoreland has taught at Georgetown about health law, about federal budgets, and about legislation. Prior to that, he was the senior policy fellow at the Federal Legislation Clinic. 

He has worked extensively on public health and health finance policy. He has served as Counsel to the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment in the U.S. House of Representatives and later as the Director of the Medicaid program at HHS. Outside of government, he served as counsel to the Advisory Committee on Tobacco Policy and Public Health and as an advisor to both the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. He has been the recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator in Health Policy Award, working on budget process and health policy.

Recent Scholarship

Books

  • Timothy M. Westmoreland & Elenora E. Conners, Legal Solutions in Health Reform: Project Overview and Emerging Themes (Wash., D.C.: The O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law 2009).   

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Timothy M. Westmoreland & Sara Rosenbaum, The Supreme Court’s Surprising Decision on the Medicaid Expansion: How Will the Federal Government and States Proceed?, 31 Health Aff. 1663-1672 (2012).   
  • Timothy M. Westmoreland, Can We Get There from Here? Universal Health Insurance and the Congressional Budget Process, 96 Geo. L.J. 523-538 (2008).    [HEIN] [W]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Timothy M. Westmoreland, Invisible Forces at Work: Health Legislation and Budget Processes, in The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Health Law (I. Glenn Cohen, Allison K. Hoffman & William M. Sage eds., Oxford: Oxford University Press 2017).   
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All Scholarship 2005 - Present

Books

  • Timothy M. Westmoreland & Elenora E. Conners, Legal Solutions in Health Reform: Project Overview and Emerging Themes (Wash., D.C.: The O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law 2009).   

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Timothy M. Westmoreland & Sara Rosenbaum, The Supreme Court’s Surprising Decision on the Medicaid Expansion: How Will the Federal Government and States Proceed?, 31 Health Aff. 1663-1672 (2012).   
  • Timothy M. Westmoreland, Can We Get There from Here? Universal Health Insurance and the Congressional Budget Process, 96 Geo. L.J. 523-538 (2008).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Timothy M. Westmoreland, Standard Errors: How Budget Rules Distort Lawmaking, 95 Geo. L.J. 1555-1610 (2007).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Timothy M. Westmoreland & Kathryn R. Watson, Redeeming Hollow Promises: The Case For Mandatory Spending on Health Care for American Indians and Alaska Natives, 96 Am. J. Pub. Health 600-605 (2006).    [W]
  • Timothy M. Westmoreland, Sherry Glied, Linda Bilheimer, Judith Feder, Len Nichols & Kenneth Thorpe, Health Policy Roundtable--Policy By Numbers: The Role of Budget Estimates and Scoring in Health Care Reform, 40 Health Services Res. 347-359 (2005).   

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Timothy M. Westmoreland, Invisible Forces at Work: Health Legislation and Budget Processes, in The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Health Law (I. Glenn Cohen, Allison K. Hoffman & William M. Sage eds., Oxford: Oxford University Press 2017).   

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

  • Amici Curiae Brief of Public Health Deans, Department Chairs, and Faculty and the American Public Health Association in Support of Petitioners, Whole Woman's Health v. Cole, No. 15-274 (U.S. Jan. 4, 2016).   

Selected Contributions to Other Publications

  • Timothy M. Westmoreland & Sara Rosenbaum, Restructuring Medicaid as Block Grants — Unconstitutional Coercion?, 372 New Eng. J. Med. 1785-1787 (2015).    [W]
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In the News

"Large pre-ACA Medicaid expansion did not level health disparities in cancer surgery," coverage by EurekAlert!, January 24, 2017, mentioning Professor from Practice Timothy Westmoreland.

"Repealing Obamacare may be knottier than it seems," coverage by Inquirer.net, Nov. 12, 2016, quoting Professor from Practice Tim Westmoreland.

"Repealing The Affordable Care Act Could Be More Complicated Than It Looks," coverage in Kaiser Health News, November 9, 2016, quoting Professor from Practice Tim Westmoreland.

"The ongoing march for LGB health care equality," an opinion piece coauthored by Professor Timothy Westmoreland in the Washington Blade, October 23, 2015.

"Henry Waxman, the Unsung Hero in the Fight Against AIDS," an opinion piece in Politico Magazine, by Visiting Professor Timothy Westmoreland, February 4, 2014.

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"Large pre-ACA Medicaid expansion did not level health disparities in cancer surgery," coverage by EurekAlert!, January 24, 2017, mentioning Professor from Practice Timothy Westmoreland.

"Repealing Obamacare may be knottier than it seems," coverage by Inquirer.net, Nov. 12, 2016, quoting Professor from Practice Tim Westmoreland.

"Repealing The Affordable Care Act Could Be More Complicated Than It Looks," coverage in Kaiser Health News, November 9, 2016, quoting Professor from Practice Tim Westmoreland.

"The ongoing march for LGB health care equality," an opinion piece coauthored by Professor Timothy Westmoreland in the Washington Blade, October 23, 2015.

"Henry Waxman, the Unsung Hero in the Fight Against AIDS," an opinion piece in Politico Magazine, by Visiting Professor Timothy Westmoreland, February 4, 2014.

"The Odd Story of the Law That Dictates How Government Shutdowns Work," The Atlantic, September 28, 2013, featuring Visiting Professor Tim Westmoreland.

"Doctor, Not Chaplain: How a Deeply Religious Surgeon General Taught a Nation about HIV," an article in The Atlantic, March 4, 2013, featuring Visiting Professor and O'Neill Institute Senior Scholar Timothy Westmoreland

"The Supreme Court's Surprising Decision on the Medicaid Expansion: How Will the Federal Government and States Proceed?," an article by Sara Rosenbaum and Visiting Professor Timothy Westmoreland, senior scholar at the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, in the August 2012 issue of Health Affairs.

"CBO's Updated Affordable Care Act Estimates: Resting on Shaky Assumptions?," a blog post in Health Affairs by Sara Rosenbaum and Visiting Professor Timothy Westmoreland, senior scholar at the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, July 31, 2012.

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