Category Archives: Health

Policy Brief “Income Support May Reduce Violence for Poor Families”

Policy Brief: Katherine Maurer, Income Support May Reduce Violence for Poor Families, Center for Poverty Research – Davis, 2015.

New Symposium Articles: “The Law of Medicare and Medicaid at Fifty”

New Symposium Articles: “The Law of Medicare and Medicaid at Fifty,” Yale J. Health Pol’y, L. & Ethics (2015).  As can be seen from the list below, several are of course poverty related articles [But note, you may have to get these through other services like Lexis, Westlaw, or Hein]:

INTRODUCTION

  • 1 Symposium Issue Introduction: The Law of Medicare and Medicaid at Fifty Abbe R. Gluck

KEYNOTE SPEECHES

  • 21 Obamacare, Medicare, and Baseball’s Greatest Pitchers Jonathan Cohn
  • 27 Opening Remarks Ezekiel Emanuel

ARTICLES & ESSAYS

  • 37 Medicare Advantage, Accountable Care Organizations, and Traditional Medicare: Synchronization or Collision?
    Thomas L. Greaney
  • 57 The Reverberating Risk of Long-Term Care
    Allison K. Hoffman
  • 67 The Universality of Medicaid at Fifty
    Nicole Huberfeld
  • 89 Multiple Medicaid Missions: Targeting, Universalism, or Both?
    John V. Jacobi
  • 111 The Accidental Administrative Law of the Medicare Program
    Eleanor D. Kinney
  • 141 Medicare at 50: Why Medicare-for-all Did Not Take Place
    Theodore R. Marmor & Kip Sullivan
  • 185 Medicaid at 50: No Longer Limited to the “Deserving” Poor?
    David Orentlicher
  • 197 Clash of the Titans: Medicaid Meets Private Health Insurance
    Sara Rosenbaum
  • 213 Out of the Black Box and Into the Light: Using Section 1115 Medicaid Waivers to Implement the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid Expansion
    Sidney D. Watson

Op-Ed: Krugman, Race, Class and Neglect – NYTimes.com

Race, Class and Neglect – NYTimes.com.

Op-Ed: Income Inequality Is Costing the U.S. on Social Issues – NYTimes.com

Income Inequality Is Costing the U.S. on Social Issues – NYTimes.com.

New Article: “Equal Protection: Immigrants’ Access to Healthcare and Welfare Benefits”

New Article: Mel Cousins, Equal Protection: Immigrants’ Access to Healthcare and Welfare Benefits, 12 Hastings Race & Poverty L.J. 21 (2015).

Infographic: Income Inequality: It’s Also Bad for Your Health – NYTimes.com

Income Inequality: It’s Also Bad for Your Health – NYTimes.com.

New Article: “Two Americas in Healthcare: Federalism and Wars over Poverty from the New Deal-Great Society to Obamacare”

New Article: Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Two Americas in Healthcare: Federalism and Wars over Poverty from the New Deal-Great Society to Obamacare, 62 Drake L. Rev. 981 (2014).

New Article: “Health Law as Social Justice”

New Article: Lindsay F. Wiley, Health Law as Social Justice, 24 Cornell J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 47 (2014).  Abstract below:

Health law is in the midst of a dramatic transformation. From a relatively narrow discipline focused on regulating relationships among individual patients, health care providers, and third-party payers, it is expanding into a far broader field with a burgeoning commitment to access to health care and assurance of healthy living conditions as matters of social justice. Through a series of incremental reform efforts stretching back decades before the Affordable Care Act and encompassing public health law as well as the law of health care financing and delivery, reducing health disparities has become a central focus of American health law and policy. This Article labels, describes, and furthers a nascent “health justice” movement by examining what it means to view health law as an instrument of social justice. Drawing on the experiences of the reproductive justice, environmental justice, and food justice movements, and on the writings of political philosophers and ethicists on health justice, I propose that health justice offers an alternative to the market competition and patient rights paradigms that currently dominate health law scholarship, advocacy, and reform. I then examine the role of law in reducing health disparities through the health justice lens. I argue that the nascent health justice framework suggests three commitments for the use of law to reduce health disparities. First, to a broader inquiry that views access to health care as one among many social determinants of health deserving of public attention and resources. Second, to probing inquiry into the effects of class, racial, and other forms of social and cultural bias on the design and implementation of measures to reduce health disparities. And third, to collective action grounded in community engagement and participatory parity. In exploring these commitments, I highlight tensions within the social justice framework and between the social justice framework and the nascent health justice movement. These tensions illustrate, rather than undermine, the power of viewing health law as social justice. They raise important questions that should prompt more fruitful and rigorous thinking within health law activism and scholarship and with regard to the relationships between law and social justice more broadly.

New Article: “Transformations in Health Law Practice: The Intersections of Changes in Healthcare and Legal Workplaces”

New Article: Louise G. Trubek, Barbara J. Zabawa & Paula Galowitz, Transformations in Health Law Practice: The Intersections of Changes in Healthcare and Legal Workplaces, forthcoming Indiana Law Review 2014.  Abstract below:

The passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act is propelling transformations in health care. The transformations include integration of clinics and hospitals, value based care, patient centeredness, transparency, computerized business models and universal coverage. These shifts are influencing the practice of health law, a vibrant specialty field considered a “hot” area for new lawyers. The paper examines how the transformations in health care are intersecting with ongoing trends in law practice: increase in in-house positions, collaboration between medical and legal professionals, and the continued search for increased access to legal representation for ordinary people. Three health law workplace sites are discussed: in house offices, corporate law firms and medical legal partnerships. The analysis shows that these practices are adapting to the health care context by locating new clients, increased collaboration with clients and medical providers, developing business strategies and linking with other legal service providers. The lawyers are reconstructing professional identities as they create these practices, using their expertise and working as collaborators. Organizations of similar practitioners support the development of these identities. The paper discusses the three arenas where lawyers can learn the necessary competencies for these transformations in health law: law schools, inter-professional education and communities of practice.

When Poverty Makes You Sick, a Lawyer Can Be the Cure – NYTimes.com

When Poverty Makes You Sick, a Lawyer Can Be the Cure – NYTimes.com.