Michael R. Costa is a senior associate in the Health Business Practice Group of the law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP in Boston.
We live in a time when advances in health care are being made at record speed yet the continued longstanding issues of the uninsured and access to needed prescription medications continues to beleaguer policymakers both on a state and national level.
As such, our work as business, health and individual rights lawyers has never been more important. Recognizing these issues, the Massachusetts Bar Association Health Law Section Council is committed to continue its efforts in member education, legislative tracking and community outreach.
Specifically, the Health Law Section will sponsor a series of continuing education programs focusing on upcoming state and federal regulatory issues affecting providers and consumers alike. These programs will not only attempt to highlight some of the important issues facing health care attorneys and their clients but will also provide critical advice from leading industry experts on practical solutions.
Although we face great challenges during these difficult times, I am encouraged by the amount of support the Health Law Section Council has received from its members and welcome all to help us in our endeavors this year.