September 21st, 2014 | Research | Comments Off
Before his three-hour neck surgery for herniated disks in December, Peter Drier, 37, signed a pile of consent forms. A bank technology manager who had researched his insurance coverage, Mr. Drier was prepared when the bills started arriving: $56,000 from Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, $4,300 from the anesthesiologist and even $133,000 from his orthopedist, who he knew would accept a fraction of that fee. Continue reading »
September 8th, 2014 | Student Life | Comments Off
The Wake Forest Law Review will host its Fall 2014 symposium, “Relationship-Centered Health Care: Implications for Law and Ethics,” beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 24, in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium. The symposium is co-sponsored by the Wake Forest Center for Bioethics, Health and Society.
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August 13th, 2014 | Research | Comments Off
Professor Mark Hall spoke in a panel discussion sponsored by the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, August 12 about the Affordable Care Act stating “…the main point and the key objective is universal insurability — making sure that everyone has the ability to apply for and be granted health insurance coverage. Whether they can afford it is another matter, but making sure that access was there is the seat.” Triad Business Journal reporter, Owen Covington, authored the article below regarding the discussion Continue reading »
July 11th, 2014 | Research | Comments Off
Mark Hall, the Fred D. & Elizabeth L. Turnage Professor of Law, is among three Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center faculty members who have earned the distinction of “Highly Cited Researchers” by Thomson Reuters. Continue reading »
June 30th, 2014 | Research | Comments Off
Professor Mark Hall is quoted in the News Observer article titled “Third health insurer to enter NC exchange for 2015,” regarding UnitedHealthcare’s recent proposal to sell federally subsidized health insurance in North Carolina, a move that would expand choice and increase competition here.
“It’s a very encouraging sign, a vote of confidence,” said Mark Hall, a professor of law and public health at Wake Forest University. “When they get in a market, they usually do it for the long haul.”
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May 28th, 2014 | Research | Comments Off
The Affordable Care Act is once again being debated on Capitol Hill, as well as at kitchen tables across the country. Continue reading »
May 23rd, 2014 | Research | Comments Off
Professor Mark Hall, is quoted in the PBS Newshour article, “Why self-insured companies help pay for high-risk individuals on exchanges,” regarding the Affordable Care Act and says that the self-insured companies fee is a “sensible solution to a temporary problem.” Continue reading »
May 22nd, 2014 | Research | Comments Off
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wake Forest Law Professor Mark Hall testified in front of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, regarding impact healthcare reform has on health insurance consumer value.
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May 20th, 2014 | Research | Comments Off
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wake Forest Law Professor Mark Hall will testify in front of a U.S. Senate committee regarding the impact health care reform has had on health insurance consumer value on Wednesday, May 21. Continue reading »
May 14th, 2014 | Research | Comments Off
SEATTLE — U.S. health insurance companies pared their expenditures and profits by $3 billion in 2011 and 2012, benefiting American consumers.
Insurers refunded $513 million to customers in 2012, down from $1 billion in 2011. The companies also shrank their profits and the amount spent on marketing, other administrative items and brokers’ fees by $1.4 billion during those years, according to an analysis released today by the Commonwealth Fund. Continue reading »