Tag: Medical Journals

Health Care Reform & Undocumented Aliens

Health Care Reform & Undocumented Aliens
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Several commentators have already observed the absence of any discussion of undocumented aliens in the discussion about health care reform.  And yet, the issue is huge, particularly for those ten or so states in which these individuals disproportionately live and work.  The June 2009 issue of American Journal of Kidney Disease includes an article on […]

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The Call for Medical Malpractice Reform as Health Care Reform: Sound and Fury?

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“THE FIRST THING WE DO,  LET’S KILL ALL THE LAWYERS.” –Wm. Shakespeare, King Henry VI, Part II, (Act IV), Scene 2 [Today’s post comes from a Bloomberg.com article I found via Kevin Giordano at http://twitter.com/SHHealthcareLaw — a great source for Health Law news.] The familiar refrain of “medical malpractice reform” has once again begun to […]

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Dr. Kuklo and the Larger Lesson: Transparency in Medical Research

Filed in Fraud & Abuse, Transparency by on June 18, 2009 5 Comments
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[Ed. note: We are very pleased to welcome Valerie Gutmann, J.D. to the blog today. Valerie joined Seton Hall Law School in 2009 as a Faculty Researcher in the Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy. She came to Seton Hall from Kirkland & Ellis LLP after having graduated from Harvard Law School, where […]

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Study: 62% of All Bankruptcies are Medical Related

Filed in The Uninsured by on June 4, 2009 4 Comments
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The Los Angeles Times and the Wall St. Journal Health Blog report that a new study by Harvard researchers shows that medical-related bankruptcies have increased. The researchers did a similar study for 2001 which found that medical bills, the loss of wages and cost of care attributed to illness contributed to 55% of bankruptcies. For […]

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Nurse Practitioners and the Allocation of Resources

Filed in Uncategorized by on May 28, 2009 0 Comments
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In my last post, I made a rather conclusory (and parenthetical) statement regarding the utilization of nurse practitioners in retail health clinics. I wrote: Retail health clinics have sprouted up across America as of late. They can be found in grocery stores and pharmacies, are open nights and weekends, often (wisely) utilize the services of […]

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