This site is for anyone who is curious about the new health reform statute and wants to know what’s in there without actually trying to read the thing (though I’ve also provided links for anyone who wants to do their own reading).
Let’s face it — deciphering federal statutes is not for everyone. Not only are they written in language that is not exactly user friendly, they’re also full of obscure cross-references that make them exquisitely hard to understand.
I’ve been reading and interpreting statutes for my entire professional life and have even written parts of one or two of them. As a practicing healthcare lawyer, I started this blog because I figured I was going to have to know what was in the law Congress ultimately passed anyway, and I figured I’d share what I read to help others understand it.
The goal is to provide “just the facts” with no discussion of politics. What I focus on will be what happens to interest me or, preferably, what interests my readers. So tell me what subjects you in particular would like to see explored.
Although some of the content here will be of interest to anyone, my focus is to concentrate on provisions of particular interest to different participants in the healthcare industry (for example, physicians or nursing homes), as well as addressing questions raised by readers.
Now that the law has been enacted, I may discuss some of the regulations being adopted to implement it.
There is a lot to cover, so if any other lawyers or folks accustomed to reading federal legislation would like to participate as well, please e-mail me.
For my postings on particular provisions in the bills, go to the COMMENTARY page.
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