By The Center for Health and Wellness Law The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010, known as Obamacare, became law 10 years ago. The law, when enacted, was expected to expand health insurance coverage to 30 million people who could not afford it otherwise, through an expansion of Medicaid, cost-sharing subsidies in […]

by Joe Forward, Esq. As wellness professionals, you may have read recent headlines about proposed changes to federal “Stark” law rules. The Stark law applies to physicians, including medical doctors, osteopathic physicians, dentists, chiropractors, and optometrists. Also known as the physician self-referral law, the Stark law prohibits physicians from referring patients for certain “designated health […]

Celebrating Martin Luther King’s legacy encourages us to remember the rights for which he fought, and which are codified in several different federal and state laws protecting civil rights.  Laws such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) aim […]

By now I thought I would have been able to share the news from the EEOC about their much-anticipated proposed rule changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information and Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). But, alas, the EEOC punted once again on releasing the proposed rules to this month, January 2020. In […]