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Massachusetts Take-Away Messages for National Health Care Reform

By Regina Rockefeller, Partner, Nixon Peabody Ongoing health care reform discussions in Washington focus on subsidies to help low- and moderate-income Americans buy insurance on new health insurance exchanges, an expansion of Medicaid to cover the poor, incentives to encourage small businesses to...

In This Era of Bitter Partisanship, Politics Often Subsume Policy

By Eric Paley, Partner, Nixon Peabody On November 7, 2009, the House of Representatives votes 220 to 215, almost entirely along party lines, in favor of a health care overhaul—the Affordable Health Care for America Act, which was championed by the Obama administration. The next morning, the...

Patient-Centered Medical Homes May Reduce Health Care Costs and Improve Patient Health

By Michele A. Masucci and Brooke Santeramo, Attorneys, Nixon Peabody The “medical home” model of patient care has been the subject of much attention in recent years, as many experts believe it has the potential to simultaneously reduce the cost of health care and improve the overall health...