Category: Arbitration

Study on ACA

Past Accomplishment The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, has substantially increased health insurance coverage in the United States. A new study finds the ACA also reduced the amount of money Americans pay for healthcare. Costs have decreased as qualit yincreased. Dr. Sara Collins is vice president for healthcare coverage and access at The

Arbitration in South Carolina

South Carolina Appellate Courts issued two new legal decisions related to the enforceability of arbitration agreements hidden in nursing home admission paperwork.  The Court of Appeals issued an opinion in the nursing home neglect case of Vera Brown. The case name is Rawl v. West Ashley. Rawl v. West Ashley “The circuit court found the

FAIR Act…Again

The Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act would ban mandatory arbitration in certain circumstances. Mandatory or forced arbitration takes away the people’s constitutional right to a jury trial. It prevents victims ability to take legal action. Georgia Congressmen Hank Johnson is pushing for passage. “As the gap widens between the haves and the have nots,

“Do the Right Thing”

McKnight’s had the below article discussing CMS’s arbitration related proposals. A coalition of consumer groups and lobbyists, boosted by former U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), are calling upon the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to “do the right thing” and end pre-dispute arbitration agreements. AARP, the Fair Arbitration Now coalition and the National Consumer

Lost in the Fine Print

The Alliance for Justice has produced a brief video addressing the inequity of arbitration.  It’s narrated by Robert Reich and well done. Below are links to the video. Alliance for Justice’s 2014 First Monday Film Lost in the Fine Print tells the story of three everyday people who tried to seek justice when they were harmed

House subcommittee passes nursing home arbitration bill

House subcommittee passes nursing home arbitration bill The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial Law and Administrative Law Tuesday approved the Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act, which would outlaw signing an arbitration agreement as a prerequisite to admission in a nursing home. Republicans on the subcommittee voted against the measure but came up short in

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