Tag: Private Insurance

PPACA’s Expansion of ERISA: External Review Processes

Filed in Health Law by on May 17, 2013 0 Comments
PPACA’s Expansion of ERISA: External Review Processes

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has, in large part,  overhauled the American health care system— and the national dialogue that has resulted from PPACA’s enactment is seemingly infinite.  The focus of this post, however, is one particular topic that has not often been a part of the national dialogue.  It addresses PPACA’s […]

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Recommended Reading: Recent Legal Scholarship on Workplace Wellness Programs

Filed in Health Law, Recommended Reading by on April 10, 2013 0 Comments
Recommended Reading:  Recent Legal Scholarship on Workplace Wellness Programs

Since its release last month, Sheryl Sandberg’s bestseller Lean In has attracted seemingly continuous attention and controversy.  Critics charge that the book encourages women to “lean in” to their outside-of-the-home work without fully addressing the barriers that might be impeding women’s advancement.  They express concern that too intense a focus on what individual women can […]

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Health Care Professional Ratings Tied to Efficiency

Filed in Uncategorized by on December 6, 2012 0 Comments
Health Care Professional Ratings Tied to Efficiency

The degree of effort put into selecting health care professionals varies among consumers.  For instance, many relatively young users of health care may only go through the motions of selecting a primary care physician, whom they may seldom visit, and never investigate specialists that provide more particularized care.  A recurring question, however, amongst more frequent […]

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Kidney Sales, a Free-Market Approach

Filed in Global Health by on September 3, 2012 3 Comments

Recent events in New Jersey have served to highlight deficiencies in the Kidney Market. The impoverished of the world, at present, freely considering their options in a market economy, have taken to selling their kidneys, valued at roughly $160,000 on the less than open market, to kidney brokers for the approximate sum of, give or […]

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The Health Insurance Donut Hole 3.0

Filed in Health Law by on August 12, 2012 1 Comment

Professor John Jacobi has informed us well regarding the donut hole to be created for the uninsured who would have been eligible for Medicaid under the ACA expansion of Medicaid in states that choose not to sign on to expanded Medicaid, but apparently there’s another level of donut hole awaiting low- and middle-income Americans potentially […]

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