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Continued Debates regarding Antitrust Concerns and Professional Licensing Boards

Filed in Antitrust by on November 5, 2014 1 Comment
Continued Debates regarding Antitrust Concerns and Professional Licensing Boards
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Cross-Posted at HealthLawProf Blog Earlier this year, I blogged about developments concerning antitrust liability and professional licensing boards. In particular, I noted that the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners had asked the United States Supreme Court to review the Fourth Circuit’s decision upholding theFederal Trade Commission’s ruling that the Board was not entitled to […]

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State Quarantines: Balancing Public Health with Liberty Interests

Filed in Public Health by on October 28, 2014 0 Comments
State Quarantines: Balancing Public Health with Liberty Interests
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Cross-Posted at HealthLawProf Blog Nurse Kaci Hickox is a powerful reminder that states must carefully balance patient’s liberty interests when crafting appropriate, reasonable responses to potential threats to public safety. Beginning with New York and New Jersey last Friday and now continuing with Illinois, Florida, Maine, and Virginia, states are issuing quarantine orders that exceed […]

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Valuable Internet Resource Focused on Healthcare Cost Containment and Competition

Valuable Internet Resource Focused on Healthcare Cost Containment and Competition
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Cross-Posted at HealthLawProf Blog   Jaime King and colleagues at UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy have been busy building a rich web resource devoted to promoting cost control and competition in health care.  The Source for Competitive Healthcare seeks to create a one-stop shop for academics, journalists, state attorneys general, and potential […]

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Experimenting with Transparency and Decision Support to Inform Health Plan Selection

Experimenting with Transparency and Decision Support to Inform Health Plan Selection
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Cross-Posted at HealthLawProf Blog As we prepare for the second open enrollment period for the health insurance marketplaces to begin in just over one month, transparency offers a potential means of empowering consumers to make better decisions regarding the health plans they choose. Some states are making strides in this area. The New Hampshire Insurance […]

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Averting Mental Health and Fiscal Crises: Crisis Intervention Teams and Access to Meaningful Treatment for Mental Illness

Filed in Health Reform, Mental Health by on August 26, 2014 0 Comments
Averting Mental Health and Fiscal Crises: Crisis Intervention Teams and Access to Meaningful Treatment for Mental Illness
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Cross-Posted at Bill of Health Social media recently focused my attention on two very different law enforcement interactions with people with mental illness that reinforce the need for increased training of law enforcement in crisis intervention as well as the need for improved access to treatment for people with mental illness. The first is a […]

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