Health Care Committee


Post date: Tuesday, December 01, 2009
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Nancy A. Peterman

The proposals for comprehensive health care reform currently being considered by the U.S. Congress are extensive. Comprehensive reform will likely cost between $800 billion and $900 billion. To pay for this undertaking, Congress is fundamentally restructuring tax policy, provider payments and insurance markets.

Post date: Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Following a year of extreme economic turmoil, lawmakers in Washington have turned their attention to the reform of an industry that the Wall Street Journal called “one of the brightest spots in an otherwise gloomy economy”—the health care industry.

Post date: Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Long-term care facilities continue to be battered by a barrage of financial challenges, and there seems to be no end in sight. Most recently and at the forefront in today’s news is the impact of the proposed health care reform on long-term care facilities.

Post date: Tuesday, December 01, 2009

The addition of §333 to the Bankruptcy Code as part of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA)generated significant controversy because it mandates the appointment of a patient care ombudsman (PCO) if the debtor is a health care business, unless the court finds that “the appointment of such ombudsman is not necessary for the protection of patients u

Post date: Wednesday, July 01, 2009

ABI’s Health Care Triage: 2009 conference on June 26, 2009, in Chicago was a great success. Co-sponsored by the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy at the Loyola University Chicago Law School, the conference was the first stand-alone health care conference sponsored by ABI. The partnership between Loyola and ABI for the conference proved very fruitful.

Post date: Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Employers are now realizing that unfunded post-retirement medical liabilities can “break the bank.” The magnitude of unfunded retiree medical liabilities has increased dramatically and has become a significant item on the corporate balance sheets of many employers.

Post date: Wednesday, July 01, 2009

In In re Lane,( George Lane, et. Al v. Western Interstate Bancorp), 280 F.3d 663 (6th Cir. 2002), the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, following the direction of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Nobleman v. American Savings Bank, 508 U.S. 324, 113 S.Ct.

Post date: Wednesday, July 01, 2009

The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA) added a new provision regarding personal property leases, §365(p), which provides:

Post date: Wednesday, July 01, 2009
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William Andrew McNeal

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently affirmed a bankruptcy court’s decision to dismiss a chapter 7 case pursuant to §707(b)(3) in In re Egebjerg.[1] The bankruptcy court concluded that the debtor’s loan from his §401(k) plan was a secured loan, repayment of which can be expensed pursuant to §707(b)(2)(A)(iii)

Post date: Friday, May 01, 2009

About the author: Peter Hartheimer serves as the lead principal in General Capital Partners LLC in its New York office.


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