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By Michael Ricciardelli
In Health Law
May 27th, 2013
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It is Memorial Day, and like in past years I will ask that we take a moment here to consider the sacrifices at the heart  of this holiday—we remember our fallen, we memorialize our dead. At present, the Veterans Administration is having great difficulty in treating and compensating our war wounded. Number of Veterans Affected, […]...
By Zack Buck
In Health Law
Jan 23rd, 2013
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In response to the jarring and horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. on Dec. 14, Pres. Obama signed a number of executive orders last week, flanked by schoolchildren and Vice Pres. Biden.  The official investigation into the contributing factors and details surrounding the mass shooting continues, but much of the public […]...
By Michael Ricciardelli
In Medical Malpractice
Dec 2nd, 2012
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There was a time in medical science when doctors did not wash their hands prior to operating on their patients (some might say, that to a greater extent than seems possible, this is still the case among medical professionals and point to a number of recent studies as uncomfortable proof). This failure of doctors to […]...
By Michael Ricciardelli
In Health Reform
Aug 5th, 2012
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In case you missed it, in the wake of the opening ceremony to the Olympics which featured a tribute to Great Britain’s National Health Services, Uwe E. Reinhardt, an Economics Professor at Princeton, had an interesting piece in The New York Times regarding  the negative attitudes of  Americans towards “socialized medicine” in general, G.B.’s NHS...
By John V. Jacobi
In Health Law
Jul 15th, 2012
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I didn’t think I’d be blogging on this again.  I’ve posted twice, here and here, on the trap the Supreme Court’s Medicaid decision created for the poor.  Briefly, NFIB v. Sebelius makes the ACA’s Medicaid expansion (“Medicaid 2.0″) optional with the states, allowing them to choose or reject the federal support for Medicaid expa...