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Matthew Cortland

Matthew Cortland
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Matthew Cortland is a disabled, chronically ill lawyer and writer from Massachusetts. His legal practice focuses on helping patients navigate the health care system, and his activism is dedicated to advancing the recognition of health care as a human right. Matthew writes mostly about law, medicine, bioethics, chronic illness, disability, and sex (bylines include New Statesman, Rewire, The Royal Society of Chemistry, The Stranger, and Talk Poverty). He’s been quoted as a legal and healthcare expert in publications including Think Progress, Kaiser Health News, Bloomberg Law, USA Today, Pacific Standard, and Teen Vogue. And Matthew’s healthcare advocacy story-telling has been featured in Vox and by MoveOn.org.