July 2016
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The Law of American Health Care

The Law of American Health Care is the casebook for the new generation of health lawyers. It is a student-friendly casebook emphasizing lightly edited but carefully selected primary source excerpts, plain-language expository text, as well as focused questions for comprehension and problems for application of the concepts taught. The authors have eliminated the traditional, copious case notes following the primary sources in exchange for longer excerpts and clearer explanations. In order to create a streamlined casebook, the authors have chosen topics selectively, drawing guidance from American Health Lawyers Association curriculum recommendations, and engaged the selected topics in depth so students emerge with an understanding of the most important features of American health care law, prepared to practice.

Professors and students will benefit from:

  1. The use of primary sources, with background and connective narrative, but allowing the materials to speak for themselves. Within the primary sources are “pop-up” text boxes with notes that highlight key lessons, or help to explain or enhance the material.

  2. Focus on the needs of students who want to practice health care law in a post-ACA world, whether in law firms, government, in-house, or making policy. Health Law is increasingly federal law; our book reflects this fundamental post-ACA shift.

  3. The reading is not limited to case law, but, rather, students learn from the full spectrum of the sources on which a health care lawyer relies: statutes, regulations, sub-regulatory authority, peer-reviewed health policy, and, of course, important judicial decisions.

  4. Elimination of the ever-expanding notes after cases and replaced with directed questions and hypothetical problems to immediately engage a source as well as capstone problems at the end of each chapter.

  5. The teachers’ manual, which includes summaries of the reading, answers to all problems as well as helpful teaching approaches and slides.

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