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Improving the Health of Poor Americans

Monday, June 10, 2019

While the Affordable Care Act did much to address the problem of the uninsured, millions of Americans still lack coverage, and health disparities persist between the poor and the better off. According to a common view and many presidential candidates, we can solve the health problems of the indigent by expanding access to health care, perhaps through “Medicare-for-All.” But as Dr.

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  • September 25, 2018 - This past summer, Dr. Stacey Tovino wrote three new law review articles. In Going Rogue: Mobile Research Applications and the Right to Privacy, Dr. Tovino examines the privacy implications of mobile application-mediated research conducted by... read more
  • June 26, 2018 - Students learn best when they can engage with the law in both practical and theoretical ways. And they can do exactly that with the 6th edition of Professor Ann McGinley’s casebook, Disability Law: Cases, Materials, Problems, which... read more
  • June 26, 2018 - During the 2017-2018 academic year, Professor Max Gakh received the Early Career Award for Excellence in Public Health Law from the American Public Health Association’s Law Section as well as the Excellence in Research award from the UNLV... read more
  • June 26, 2018 - Professor Sara Gordon spent this year continuing her research on drug and other specialty courts, which were originally intended to divert people with criminal charges out of the criminal justice system and allow them to instead receive... read more
  • June 26, 2018 - Professor Stacey Tovino continues her research in a wide variety of civil and regulatory health law areas. In her new article A Right to Care forthcoming in Alabama Law Review, Prof. Tovino reports the results of a fifty-state benchmark... read more
  • June 26, 2018 - Dr. David Orentlicher served on the planning committee for a workshop on physician aid in dying that was sponsored by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. He also discussed his scholarship on why we’re seeing a... read more
  • May 14, 2018 - Dr. Leslie C. Griffin is UNLV's William S. Boyd Professor of Law. She will spend next year as a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for the Medical Humanities at UTMB (University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston). The Institute has a... read more
  • March 08, 2018 - Susan M. Pitz, class of '02, serves as general counsel at University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (UMC). UMC, a publicly owned and operated hospital, has been serving the health care needs of Southern Nevadans since 1931. UMC has... read more
  • March 08, 2018 - Bringing New Developments into the Classroom Finding creative ways to engage and inspire students, Cynthia Asher incorporates current events and cases into her Healthcare Organization and Finance course. This past year, healthcare reform has... read more
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  • March 07, 2018 - In a recent project, Professor Gakh and colleagues examined how governors across the U.S. exercise their executive power to address public health, specifically through issuing Gubernatorial Executive Orders (GEOs). His research team conducted... read more
  • January 16, 2018 - Almost fifteen years have passed since the federal government’s important protections for patient privacy took effect. Yet hospitals, insurers, pharmacies, and doctors’ offices continue to disregard their legal (and ethical)... read more
  • January 16, 2018 - As it's become increasingly clear that substance abuse is much more of a health problem than a legal problem, Prof. Gordon’s Mental Health Law students become well-versed in key medical responses to drug abuse. For a... read more
  • January 16, 2018 - Ann McGinley is an internationally recognized scholar in the areas of disability, employment, and torts law and a leader in Multidimensional Masculinities Theory, an emerging discipline that studies how social norms of masculinity influence... read more
  • January 10, 2018 - We’re proud of our student scholarship at Boyd Law, and Charlotte Buys is a great example. President of the Health Law Society and studying toward the Health Law Concentration, Ms. Buys recently co-authored an article on the “... read more
  • January 05, 2018 - Boyd alum Dr. Paul Janda ('16) put his health law expertise to very good use last year when he helped craft and pass a Nevada brain death statute. Although the law has recognized brain death for some four decades, it is not always... read more
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