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Medical-Legal Partnerships in the Age of the Affordable Care Act

By Diane M. Goffinet, James A. Teufel, Diane Land, Andrew Weaver & Woody Thorne

Medical-legal partnerships have been dismantling legal barriers that affect health since before the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership was created in 2005. But will medical-legal partnerships still be relevant in the era of the Affordable Care Act? A close look at the experience of one rural medical-legal partnership, Medical-Legal Partnership of Southern Illinois, reveals that the answer to this question is a resounding yes.

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