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Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Physician services utilization (Laws, regulations and rules)
Health care reform (Laws, regulations and rules)
Decision-making (Laws, regulations and rules)
Decision-making (Health aspects)
Pub Date: 05/01/2010
Publication: Name: The Hastings Center Report Publisher: Hastings Center Audience: Academic; Professional Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Biological sciences; Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 Hastings Center ISSN: 0093-0334
Issue: Date: May-June, 2010 Source Volume: 40 Source Issue: 3
Topic: Event Code: 970 Government domestic functions; 930 Government regulation; 940 Government regulation (cont); 980 Legal issues & crime Advertising Code: 94 Legal/Government Regulation Computer Subject: Government regulation
Persons: Named Person: Obama, Barack
Geographic: Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States
Accession Number: 239530622
Full Text: President Obama's Groundbreaking Order on Hospital Visitation and Decision-Making

By Carol Levine

The changes President Obama calls for in his April 15 memorandum are groundbreaking, but anyone who might be vulnerable to being excluded as a hospital visitor or substitute decision-maker should be prepared to be a forceful advocate. Culture change takes a long time.

Overturning Health Reform: A Cautionary Tale

By Wendy E. Parmet

A judicial defeat of health care reform, especially by the Supreme Court, would require reversing or at least questioning much of the settled precedent on which our post-New Deal jurisprudence stands.

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