Public Health Law Blog Archive

Nov 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Health Reform Litigation: An Update

posted on Tue, Nov 23 2010 8:18 am by Jane Perkins

Health Reform Litigation

Challenges to health reform are a multi-faceted, fast-moving area of litigation. At least twenty cases challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) have now been filed in federal courts in fifteen states. Florida’s Attorney General, joined by officials from twelve other states, filed suit immediately after the ACA was signed on March 23, 2010. Virginia, which has passed a law that prohibits the federal government from requiring residents to obtain health insurance coverage, filed later the same day.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Kids and Concussions: Protecting our Children

posted on Tue, Nov 16 2010 11:15 am by Kathleen Dachille

Concussions

My 13-year old son suffered a mild concussion in a soccer game recently. He took a few days off of practice, seemed to be fine and went back to the usual routine of soccer and lacrosse several times a week. Am I a bad mom? According to the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), maybe . . .The fact is concussions in youth sports present a serious risk that coaches, parents and athletes do not fully appreciate. Professional sports leagues (NFL, NHL, MLB) and the NCAA recently initiated programs to better assess and treat (mostly through rest) concussions in adult athletes.

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