The Health Care Blog Op-Ed: “Health Reform Should Include Legal Care for Patients”

Thursday, April 11, 2013

If the country is serious about reforming the healthcare system, then it needs to look beyond just improving access to medical care. Reforms must acknowledge and address the underlying causes of poor health, many of which cannot be adequately treated by healthcare professionals alone. Indeed, for some 50 million low-income Americans, the barriers to getting healthy represent unmet legal needs better remedied by a lawyer than a healthcare professional.

Read the full Op-Ed from the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership’s Co-Principal Investigator Joel Teitelbaum and Mintz Levin’s Tom Koutsoumpas.