JHLI executive director Schostok quoted in 'InBusiness' magazine

Katherine Schostok, executive director of DePaul University College of Law's Mary and Michael Jaharis Health Law Institute, was recently quoted by InBusiness magazine. The article, 'Can alternative medicine lower costs?', examines the potential health and financial benefits to, as well as the arguments against, expanding insurance to cover complementary and alternative medicine. DePaul Law's Journal of Health Care Law is among those groups advocating for greater funding into evidence-based research in determining the efficacy of alternative treatments, which include chiropractic, acupuncture and massage therapies.

According to Schostok, "There is definitely a push to do more studies to look at these alternative kinds of medicines, but right now it's pretty limited." Among the journal's recommendations are allowing the Affordable Care Act to reimburse for evidence-based alternative treatments, enabling the the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health to determine standards of success and combining intellectual property protection and government awards for proven alternative treatments.