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Michael Campbell, JD - Villanova University. VIllanova, PA, US

Michael Campbell, JD Michael Campbell, JD

Professor of Law; Director of Interdisciplinary Mental and Physical Health Law Clinic | Charles Widger School of Law | Villanova University


Michael Campbell, JD, is an expert in health care and poverty law.






2016 Matthew J. Ryan Forum Law and Public Policy Forum: Understanding the Opioid Epidemic



Areas of Expertise (4)

Health Care

Health Care Law

Elderly and the Law

Poverty Law


Professor Campbell can discuss the intricacies of health care law and poverty law from his four decades of experience in health law practice, policy advocacy, and teaching. He co-founded the Pennsylvania Health Law Project, which helps low-income individuals, seniors and people with disabilities access health care. Campbell can talk about the fluid situation of potential changes to the Affordable Care Act. He can speak to problems encountered by poor people trying to access quality health care, and to the changing landscape of long-term care.

Education (2)

Temple University School of Law: JD

Villanova University: BA

Select Media Appearances (2)

Fifty shades of chaos -- experts say most states not equipped to take over healthcare

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  


Advocates of the latest Obamacare repeal effort, the Senate’s Graham-Cassidy bill, have touted it as a way to give control of healthcare to states and allow for greater innovation. … That sounds good in theory but doesn’t always work, said Michael Campbell, professor of law at Villanova University’s Widger School of Law. “While there is a certain appeal to crafting health policy at the state level, that is primarily what we had before the ACA, and it was not working well for people who got sick or had an accident. The more local you get in this area, the closer you get to policy by anecdote or policy by squeaky wheel,” Mr. Campbell said.

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Experts: Rollback of Obamacare would undermine mental health coverage for many

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  print


It expanded expanded telepsychiatry, prioritized care of the most seriously mentally ill, eased prescribing limitations for psychiatric drugs, increased outpatient treatment, fixed a rule keeping Medicaid recipients from physical and mental health treatment on the same day, and focused federal funding on proven treatments. ... “If there’s an overall repeal then [Mr. Murphy’s Families in Mental Health Crisis Act] becomes largely Band-aids on a corpse. It’s not treating anything,” said Michael Campbell, director of the Interdisciplinary Mental and Physical Health Law Clinic at Villanova University.

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Select Academic Articles (1)

Did I Do That? An Argument for Requiring Pennsylvania to Evaluate the Racial Impact of Medicaid Policy Decisions Prior to Implementation

Villanova University School of Law Working Paper Series

Campbell, Michael


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