Once again I need to express my deep appreciation to Walter Burke, chair of the SLD Elder Law Committee, for stepping in this year to direct our four-part special series on elder law. This issue continues teaching all of us about important aspects of the changing landscape of health care today. I have learned more than I could have ever anticipated about health care for myself, my family and friends, and any clients I might one day serve by reading all the articles in the healthcare issues of our series (Parts I and II).
The authors in this issue have done a phenomenal job sharing their expertise in such a readable, understandable, and practical way. For example, in the article by Michael Abourezk and Alicia Garcia, “Long-Term Care Insurance: How to Recognize Improper Insurance Claim Denials,” they write: “Improper claim denials are so very common. The only thing that is not common is the lawyer who can recognize them and understand their real significance.”