H. Amos Goodall, Jr. on the Impact of Affordable Health Care Act on Medicaid (PDF)
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Low-income persons under age sixty-five may now qualify for Medicaid under a newly created category of coverage. The process of applying for benefits has been simplified and made more uniform. States may opt out of this coverage.
Amos Goodall has been practicing law in State College since 1976.
A principal of Goodall & Yurchak, P.C., a small general practice firm, Mr. Goodall is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF) and is a member and director of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He is a member of the Special Needs Alliance, an organization of leading elder law and disability law attorneys located throughout the country, who specialize in planning for persons with special needs. He is involved in committee work for the NELF. He is a past president of the Centre County Bar Association, past Chair of the PBA Lawyers Assistance Committee, a founding director (and continues as director) of the Board of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, formerly a member of the Judicial Inquiry and Review Board, and also formerly a senior hearing committee member for the Disciplinary Board. He has received several pro bono and other community service awards, and is Chair of the Centre County Bar Foundation. He has been recognized as a pre-eminent attorney by Martindale-Hubbell for more than two decades and has been named as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the area of Elder Law by Philadelphia Magazine every year since that category was created. He has been recognized for a number of years in the list of Best Lawyers in America.
A 1970 B.A. graduate of Franklin Marshall College, a 1974 J.D. graduate of Fordham University School of Law, and a 2009 LL.M. (with distinction) graduate of Stetson University School of Law, before coming to Centre County, he was a judicial law clerk to Frederic S. Berman (NYC Criminal Judge and now NYS Supreme Court Justice), Gerard L. Goettel (SDNY Magistrate and now U.S. District Court Judge) and to the late Michael H. Sheridan, Chief Judge of the Middle U.S. District of Pennsylvania.
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