health care

COBRA

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) is a federal statute, passed in 1985, that provides employees and their families the right to continue group health benefits under an employers group health plan.

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Health

Health Law: An Overview

Broadly defined, health law includes the law of public health, health care generally, and medical care specifically. Preserving public health is a primary duty of the state. Health regulations and laws are therefore almost...

Health - State statutes

Alabama (see Title 22) Alaska- Title 18 Arizona- Title 36 Arkansas (see Title 20) California Colorado (searchable index, see Title 25) Connecticut- Title 19 Delaware- Title 16 District of Columbia (see Title 6) Florida (see Title XI)...

informed consent

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryAn agreement to do something or to allow something to happen, made with complete knowledge of all relevant facts, such as the risks involved or any available alternatives. For example, a patient may give...

National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius (2012)

Full case name: National Federation of Independent Business, et al. v. Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, et al. (2012)

The Supreme Court case which upheld the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act...

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010

The health care reform legislation (Pub. L. 111-148, Mar. 23, 2010, 124 Stat. 119; Short title, see 42 U.S.C. 18001 note), under review by the U.S. Supreme Court. See the Health Care Cases micro-site.

Single payer

In health care, a system that collects all medical fees for a pool of people and pays their doctors from a single government source. The pool of people may be relatively small (e.g., only persons over 65 years of age), or universal (every person in a...