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Posted on: Oct 8, 2014

Thursday, October 2
Guest Blogger Professor Wendy Parmet: Expelling Immigrants from the Exchanges
Parmet writes in this guest blog about the warning issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that up to 115,000 people might lose their health insurance under the Affordable Care Act unless they provide proof of their citizenship. Parmet examines this issue as it relates to the "heated politics of immigration" and "our ambivalent approach to providing immigrants with health care".

Guest Blogger Assistant Professor Kelly Dineen - Pain, Complexity, and Opioids
Dineen blogs about the recent call from several groups for the resignation of FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg because of the agency's stance on opioid drugs.

Guest Blogger Professor Erin Fuse Brown: Surprise! The Doctors at Your In-Network Hospital are Out-of-Network
In Brown's guest blog post, she writes about the phenomenon of out-of-network emergency physician billing that occurs when an in-network hospital staffs out-of-network physicians. "As a result, patients get balance-billed...for large amounts that are not subject to their deductible or out-of-pocket limits." Check out her post for more on this topic.

Friday, October 3
Published This Week
This post is a collection of links to pieces published this week in journals and networks around the country.

Can't They Read on the Fifth Circuit?
Blogger David Orentlicher writes about the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit's opinion in Planned Parenthood v. Casey. He says their "highly troublesome reading" of the U.S. Supreme Court's opinion was "not tenable". Check out his post for more.

Saturday, October 4
Call For Papers: Conflict Management in Healthcare
Touro Law School's Law Review is working on a written symposium issue on the subject of "Conflict Management in healthcare". To find out how to submit manuscripts for this edition, which is set to be published in early 2015, check out this post.

Monday, October 6
Thank you to August's and September's Guest Bloggers
This post recaps guest bloggers' work for August and September. Check out the post for the roundup of articles!

Published This Week
Check out this post for pieces that were published in the last week in various journals and reviews.

Health Law Events at AALS 2015
This post has a schedule of health law events that will be at the 2015 AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, October 7
Guest Blogger Assistant Professor Jennifer A. Brobst and Keegan Warren-Clem, Esq.: Why Health Law Should Take The Lead In Addressing Secondary Traumatic Stress Among Attorneys And Judges
In this guest blog, the two authors note that "Health law need not focus externally on clients only, but should embrace the medical and mental health needs of its own at-risk practitioners." They suggest that traumatic stress should be included in the discussion of serious mental health concerns that attorneys face. Check out their post for more on this topic.


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