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Access to Health Insurance and Health Benefits  

Timothy Jost

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Jan 2017
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Jul 2015
This article examines the five forms of payment for healthcare that are common in the United States: out-of-pocket, charity, direct public provision, public health insurance, and private ... More

Accessing Hospitals and Health Professionals  

Eleanor D. Kinney and Priscilla Keith

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Jan 2017
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Feb 2016
This chapter examines the issue of access to healthcare, with particular emphasis on the five dimensions of the model proposed by Roy Penchansky and J. William Thomas: availability, ... More

Aging Population  

Marshall B. Kapp

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Jan 2017
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Jul 2015
This chapter examines issues arising from an aging population, particularly those affecting the population, community, family, and individuals. It considers the legal and policy challenges ... More

American Public Health Law  

Lawrence O. Gostin, Daniel Hougendobler, and Anna E. Roberts

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Jan 2017
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May 2016
This chapter explores U.S. public health law and illustrates how it works in the control and prevention of two salient epidemics: infectious diseases and noncommunicable diseases. It first ... More

Antitrust Enforcement and the Future of Healthcare Competition  

William M. Sage

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Jan 2017
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Aug 2016
This chapter examines the role of antitrust law in the governance of healthcare competition in the United States as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) takes full ... More

Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Abortion  

Judith Daar

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Jan 2017
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Jul 2015
This article focuses on debates, both historic and contemporary, surrounding assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and abortion. After providing a historical background on ART and ... More

Autonomy and Its Limits in End-of-Life Law  

Rebecca Dresser

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Jan 2017
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Jul 2015
This article explores the relationship between respect for individual autonomy and the law governing end-of-life treatment in the United States. It begins with a review of the law ... More

The Biomedical Research Enterprise  

Mark Barnes and David Peloquin

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Jan 2017
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Jul 2015
This article examines federal and state laws on biomedical research in the United States. It also considers the tension among various regulatory regimes and highlights conflicting ... More

Communicable Disease Law and Emerging Issues: Antibiotic Resistance  

Zita Lazzarini

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Jan 2017
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May 2016
This chapter focuses on key characteristics of U.S. communicable disease control law. It describes federal and state powers, reviews the relative roles of voluntary and coercive public ... More

Communicating Loyalty: Advocacy and Disclosure of Conflicts in Treatment and Research Relationships  

Robert Gatter

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Jan 2017
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May 2016
This chapter examines financial incentives that might result in conflicts of interest (COIs) in treatment and research relationships, along with the regulation of those COIs. It considers ... More

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