November 16, 2019.  Professor Christina S. Ho presented a paper, forthcoming in Seton Hall Law Review, at ClassCrits XII in Springfield, MA. The paper proposes a right to health in the form of a health impact assessment, much like the kinds of impact assessments that are currently required for government paperwork, environmental interests, and a number of other favored values. Ho’s article poses the question why we would protect these kinds of liberties, such as presumptive freedom from government imposed paperwork, but not presumptive freedom from government action that burdens people’s health.