Highlights from the Health Care issue include Health Care Reform in 2011 – New Initiatives under the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act, by Katie Burch; How to Pick the Right Health Insurance Plan, by Colleen Callahan; The Difficulty of Long Term Care Planning, by Kathryn S. Korn; Accountable Care Organizations, by Brendan Sanchez; Is There a Future for Nationwide Tort Reform? by Rashmi Nijagal
On May 10, 2011, the Obama administration began defending its 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in the federal appellate courts. The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit was the first of the appellate courts to take up the constitutionality of the health care act.
Health Insurance. Just thinking about it makes my blood pressure rise a few points. It probably does the same to you. Health insurance stresses out everyone, especially small businesses and their employees. Every year, the number one requested member benefit the CCCBA is asked for is a group health insurance policy.
New Initiatives under the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act
Selecting health insurance for a solo practitioner, a new firm or a firm with an existing medical insurance plan evokes a range of emotions. It might evoke memories of Dustin Hoffman’s dental procedure in Marathon Man or even Steve Carell’s waxing in The 40 Year- Old Virgin (ouch!). The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way.
Many people assume that Medicare will provide for all their medical needs, including long-term care. In reality, the long term care support is nominal.
Despite the intense focus upon the individual mandate, perhaps the most revolutionary aspect of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Act”) is the little-discussed establishment of Accountable Care Organizations (“ACOs”).
A clear victory for trial lawyers, tort reform never saw its way into the Patient Protection and Affordability Plan (PPACA) signed into law last year.
Do you get enough exercise? Sleep? Do you smoke or drink? Do you own a pet and do you spend enough time away from work? Take this quiz and find out if you’re hot or not…
Judge Bowen has been part of the East Bay community for his entire life. He grew up in Berkeley and attended Berkeley High School, where he regularly appeared on stage as a singer and actor. Among his most memorable performances was his portrayal of the Admiral in H.M.S. Pinafore.
Cash for Convictions: A reward for a job well done or an unlawful stake in the outcome of the case?”
Stephen McCrohan, a public defender in Colorado, recently filed a motion claiming that the District Attorney’s Office policy of paying bonuses for convictions gave the prosecutor in his case an improper financial interest in the outcome of the matter.
The SIDEBAR is our new monthly column on happy hour opportunities in the East Bay. Featured this month: Wine Thieves
An informal networking opportunity for attorneys and representatives from the financial services, banking, accounting, insurance and commercial real estate industries – June 7, 2011 at Metro Lafayette.
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