The Beazley Institute congratulates Colleen Burns, JD ’10, who was recently named by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of the “20 in Their 20s.” This Crain’s honor identifies rising stars in their fields. Ms. Burns was recognized for her role as special counsel for the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace. She is leading the Governor’s office [...]
The Beazley Institute and Annals of Health Law are pleased to announce the publication of the first online edition of Annals. Our new, exclusively online, format allows for more timely publication of articles. This new format is free to all readers and offers many interactive features.
Authored by Tracy Gibbons, Loyola Law Student
The first thing that comes to mind when I hear the phrase “distracted driving” is texting while driving. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), texting takes your eyes off the road for 4.6 seconds and creates a crash risk 23 times worse [...]
Authored by Mary E. Kennelly, Loyola Health Law Fellow
On March 11, 2013, just one day before New York City’s limits on the sale of large sugary beverages were to take effect, the Supreme Court of Manhattan struck down the ban. As champion of the portion size regulations, Mayor Michael Bloomberg vowed to appeal the decision. [...]
A recent article by Janan Hanna in the American Bar Association’s Student Lawyer publication identified several growing areas of law, including elder law and insurance law. Hanna cites changing demographics, health care reform, and the poor economy as contributing factors. Of particular concern for the nation’s growing elderly population will be changing Medicare and Medicaid [...]
Congratulations to Loyola Law students Andrea Bland (3L), Deborah Moldover (2L), and Benjamin Van Gelderen (2L), on winning the Second Annual Health Law Regulatory and Compliance Competition. The competition, which was hosted by the University of Maryland, challenged students to advise both private and government clients on a fact pattern involving potential violations of health [...]
Authored by Ronald J. Melton, Loyola Health Law Fellow
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) contains a provision requiring that employer insurance plans cover contraception for female employees. Religious institutions strongly protested the coverage of female employee contraception, arguing that they should not be compelled to contribute financially to something they are so morally [...]
Authored by Marlee Kutcher, Loyola Health Law Fellow
Last month’s bill that prevented the nation from falling over the “fiscal cliff,” the American Taxpayer Relief Act, included several provisions affecting health care programs. Perhaps most critically, the Act blocked a 27% reduction of the Medicare reimbursement rate for physician services, which was scheduled to occur on [...]
Authored by Ashley Leonard, Loyola Health Law Fellow
With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the American public is expecting significant changes to their current health care system. Expected changes include increased access to health care and lower overall costs. Across the United States, however, health insurance companies have been drastically increasing premiums for some [...]
Students participating in the Health Justice Project (HJP), Loyola’s medical-legal community partnership, secured many victories on behalf of HJP clients during the fall 2012 term. We congratulate each of them and thank them for their contributions to the HJP.
Shannon Flaherty appealed the Social Security Administration’s decision to deny a client disability benefits. In a decision [...]