Nova Southeastern University Offers Legal and Healthcare Experts to Comment on Pending U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care

Released: 6/27/2012 3:00 PM EDT
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Newswise — FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – (June 27, 2012) The following experts in federal healthcare law from Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center, College of Osteopathic Medicine (medical school), and Health Professions Division are available to speak with the media in advance of, and following the United States Supreme Court decision on healthcare, which is expected to be announced on Thursday, June 28, 2012:

Kathy L. Cerminara, J.D.
Professor of Law
Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center

Professor Cerminara teaches The Law of Managed Health Care, Torts, Civil Procedure, Administrative Law, a Law and Medicine Seminar and other health-law-related courses. She also created, was the initial director of, and teaches in the online Master of Science in Health Law program for non-lawyers. Professor Cerminara's scholarship focuses on patients' rights in the managed health care system, as reflected in articles that have appeared in the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, American Journal of Law & Medicine, Health Matrix, the Stetson Law Review, and Psychology, Public Policy & Law, the journal of the American Psychological Association.

Media contact:
Brandon Hensler, Nova Southeastern University Public Affairs
954-393-5926 or Brandon.Hensler@nova.edu

Douglas L. Donoho, J.D.
Professor of Law
Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center

“When the Affordable Care Act was first challenged legal scholars overwhelmingly predicted that the courts would easily uphold its provisions against constitutional challenges. This view was based on long standing precedents that give Congress, a branch of government directly accountable to the people via elections, significant discretion in addressing national economic issues. The possibility that the Supreme Court may nevertheless overturn part or all of the Act reflects the deep political and philosophical divide on the Court over the power of the federal government. A decision overturning the Act would signal a dramatic shift in the Court’s approach to such issues.”

Media contact:
Brandon Hensler, Nova Southeastern University Public Affairs
954-393-5926 or Brandon.Hensler@nova.edu

Robert Hasty, D.O.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine

Expertise: Federal Health Care Law

Background: Hasty attended the University of Miami, where he completed his undergraduate studies with honors as a triple science major in biochemistry and molecular biology, chemistry, and biology in 1996. He then went on to receive his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2000. He has been an expert on the federal health care law since it was proposed by the Obama Administration. He has studied the nuances of the law and its implications to the medical field in terms of patients, physicians and insurance companies.

Media contact:
Ken Ma, Nova Southeastern University Public Affairs
954-621-7961 or ken.ma@nova.edu

Fred Lippman, R.Ph., Ed.D.
Chancellor, NSU Health Professions Division

Expertise: Federal Health Care Law

Background: As the Chancellor of Nova Southeastern University’s Health Professions Division (NSU-HPD), Dr. Fred Lippman is an extraordinary health care CEO who is responsible for seven colleges ---- osteopathic medicine, health sciences, nursing, pharmacy, dental medicine, optometry, and medicine sciences. Those colleges enroll thousands of young professionals students, and they are staffed by more than 1,300 faculty and non-faculty employees. Chancellor Lippman was a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1978 to 1998. As a state lawmaker, Dr. Lippman fought for legislation to protect children, senior citizens, and to improve Florida’s health care systems. He is an expert on the federal health care law and how it applies to health industry and insurance companies.

Media contact:
Ken Ma, Nova Southeastern University Public Affairs
954-621-7961 or ken.ma@nova.edu


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