NAELA Journal Volume 7 Issue 1

Introduction to Health Care Reform

By  William J. Brisk, CELA
This issue of NAELA Journal represents one of the most ambitious projects we have undertaken. In spring 2009, we decided, under former Editor-in-Chief, A. Frank Johns, to ask some of the nation’s health law experts to contribute original articles on

Overview of Policy, Procedure, and Legislative History of the Affordable Care Act

By  Katherine Hayes, JD
Those who are seeking insight into the meaning of provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HCERA) (hereinafter collectively referred to as the

Health Care Changes: Challenges to Medicare

By  Vicki Gottlich, Esq., Patricia Nemore, Esq., and Alfred J. Chiplin Jr., Esq.
President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) on March 23, 2010, and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 on March 30, 2010.

The New CLASS Act

By  Morris Klein, CELA, CAP
This article discusses the basics of the new Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act (CLASS Act).

Nursing Home Regulations

By  Charles P. Golbert, Esq.
Nursing Homes Mix Felons, Seniors, blares a headline in Chicago. According to the article, an elderly woman was raped in her nursing home room by another resident who was an ex-convict.

Health Care Reform's Impact on Small Businesses and Individuals

By  Ben A. Neiburger, Esq.
In early 2010, overcoming nearly 70 years of Congressional resistance, President Obama signed legislation that created the greatest single expansion of health care access and coverage in American history.

Health Care Reform and End-of-Life Issues

By  Fay Blix, CELA, CAP
While very little about end-of-life issues remained in the final health care reform bill when it ultimately passed, it was these very end-of-life concerns that almost derailed the entire reform enterprise.

The Affordable Care Act’s Changes to Medicaid’s Coverage for Long-Term Services and Supports

By  Gene Coffey, Esq.
Despite the historic and comprehensive character of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the law’s immediate impact on the practices of lawyers counseling Medicaid applicants pales in comparison to what was experienced in the aftermath of the Deficit Reduc

Bringing National Action to a National Disgrace: The History of the Elder Justice Act

By  Brian W. Lindberg, Charles P. Sabatino, Esq., and Robert B. Blancato
With the signing of the Elder Justice Act (EJA) as part of the landmark Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010, President Obama culminated a decades-long effort to bring national action to a national disgrace: the abuse, neglect, and exploitation of A

Health Insurance Reforms: Once In a Lifetime Change or Same as It Ever Was?

By  Lucinda E. Jesson
Health insurers played the role of villain in the health reform debate that consumed the United States in 2009–2010.

Medicaid Expansion Under the 2010 Health Care Reform Legislation: The Continuing Evolution of

By  Renée M. Landers, JD, and Patrick A. Leeman, JD
The Medicaid program, created at the same time as the Medicare program as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s “Great Society,” has evolved to become the “primary source of health and long-term care assistance” for nearly 60 million peopleand the “c

Online Resources Available to Supplement Health Care Reform Discussion

By  Claire DeMarco, Esq.
When the concept for this issue of NAELA Journal was initially presented, the Editorial Board discussed how to provide supplementary materials for the reader that would build on the tremendous research efforts of the individual writers, allowing the

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