Medical Journals

By Kathleen M. Boozang
In Health Reform
Jul 14th, 2009
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 […]...
By Michael Ricciardelli
In Health Reform
Jun 19th, 2009
“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 article I found via Kevin Giordano at — a great source for Health Law news.] The familiar refrain of “medical malpractice reform” has...
By Valerie Gutmann
In Fraud & Abuse
Jun 18th, 2009
[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 […]...
By Michael Ricciardelli
In The Uninsured
Jun 4th, 2009
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 […]...
By Michael Ricciardelli
In Uncategorized
May 28th, 2009
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 […]...