Allison K. Hoffman


  • Allison K. Hoffman (PARC Research Associate) was featured in WHYY and 6abc News about the legal arguments being presented to the Supreme Court about the Affordable Care Act.

  • Allison K. Hoffman (PARC Research Associate), Rachel M. Werner (PARC Research Associate), and Norma B. Coe (PARC Research Associate) co-authored a paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine about Long-Term Care Policy after COVID-19. Read more in Penn Today.

  • Rachel M. Werner (PARC Research Associate) and Allison K. Hoffman (PARC Research Associate) were featured in a pro versus con article in The Philadelphia Inquirer about why it's time to improve nursing homes.

Professor of Law, Penn Law School

J.D., Law, Yale Law School, 2004

Allison Hoffman, an expert on health care law and policy, examines some of the most important legal and social issues of our time, including health insurance regulation, the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and retiree healthcare expenses, and long-term care. Her research aims to bring greater descriptive and analytical clarity to the purposes of health regulation and to deepen our understanding of how health insurance design and regulation both reflects and shapes social consciousness around risk. Hoffman co-edited the Oxford Handbook of U.S. Health Law with I.Glenn Cohen and William M. Sage, which offers the most comprehensive review of U.S. health law in the post-ACA era. Hoffman was awarded the Robert A. Gorman Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2018-19.

Her current work examines the legality and ethics of the adoption of Medicaid work requirements, considers the future of long-term care and end of life care policies and regulation, and critiques how economic theory has overly shaped the development of health law and policy.


  • Penn 2018 Health Policy Retreat: Allison K. Hoffman on Market Forces and Health Insurance
  • Case in Point Podcast: Allison K. Hoffman on the Current State the Affordable Care Act
  • UCLA Center for Health Policy Research 2010 Seminar Series: Allison K. Hoffman on the Role of Health Insurance Under Health Reform