The Right to Die is Not Protected by New York’s State Constitution by Ronald A. Fatoullah & Jeffrey P. Gorak

The Right to Die is Not Protected by New York’s State Constitution

By Ronald A. Fatoullah, Esq. and Jeffrey P. Gorak, Esq. {3:52 minutes to read} The constitutionality of New York’s statute criminalizing physician-assisted suicide has, once again, been tested. In a recent case, Myers v. Schneiderman, three individual plaintiffs (mentally competent terminally ill patients, individual medical providers, and an organization called End of Life Choices) brought…

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The Interplay Between Medicare and Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage by Ronald A. Fatoullah & Stacey Meshnick

The Interplay Between Medicare and Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage

By Ronald A. Fatoullah, Esq. and Stacey Meshnick, Esq. {2:59 minutes to read} Medicare benefits start at age 65, but many people continue working past that age, either by choice or by necessity. It is important to understand how Medicare and employer health coverage work together. Depending upon one’s circumstances, Medicare is either the primary…

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Medicare Observation Status

By Ronald A. Fatoullah, Esq. and Stacey Meshnick, Esq. {4:17 minutes to read} On February 8, 2017, a U.S. district court in Alexander v. Cochran held that the plaintiffs, a class of Medicare beneficiaries, were able to continue their class-action suit challenging their placement as “observation status,” rather than being admitted as “inpatients” to the…

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