AGENDA NOW AVAILABLE: 2015 Annual Conference
Law, Religion, and Health in America

Saturday, May 09, 2015
Conferences
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East BC
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Registration is now available online!

Conference Description

Religion and medicine have historica...

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After Hobby Lobby:
What Is Caesar's, What Is God's?

Thursday, May 07, 2015 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Conferences
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East BC
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Pre-Conference Session

As prelude to the 2015 Petrie-Flom Center Annual Conference, “La...

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Health Law Workshop: Rachel Sachs

Monday, April 13, 2015 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2014-2015
Griswold Hall, Room 110
1525 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Presentation Title: "Prescription Drug Reimbursement as Innovation Incentive"

Rachel Sachs is an A...

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Amid Affordable Care Act Fight, a Health Center Program Struggles to Stay Alive

New York Times, March 25, 2015
by Daniel E. Slotnik

[...] Dr. Gopal, who also gave Jacob a physical examination, said she accepted a residency program...

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Affordable Care Act Makes This Tax Season Painful For Many

NPR, March 25, 2015
by Michelle Andrews

This tax season, for the first time since the Affordable Care Act passed five years ago, consumers...

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Even In Female Dominated Nursing, Men Earn More

Kaiser Health News, March 24, 2015
by Julie Rovner

Women outnumber men in the nursing profession by more than 10 to 1. But men still earn more, a new...

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With Expansion of Medicaid, Some States Are Identifying More New Diabetes Cases

New York Times, March 23, 2015
by Sabrina Tavernise

The number of new diabetes cases identified among poor Americans has surged in states tha...

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If You’re Going To Die Soon, Do You Really Need Statins?

NPR, March 23, 2015
by Nancy Shute

It's easy to get put on statins, and it can be surprisingly hard to get off them. That's tr...

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Health Law Brings No Drop In Insurance Enrollment At Work, Study Finds

Kaiser Health News, March 20, 2015
by Michelle Andrews

There has been much hand wringing over the health law requirement that large employers this year of...

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Most Americans Unaware Obamacare Subsidies Are At Risk

Kaiser Health News, March 19, 2015
by Phil Galewitz

Despite months of news coverage, most people say they have heard little or nothing about a Supreme...

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Blue Shield Of California Loses Its Tax-Exempt Status

NPR, March 19, 2015
by Richard Gonzales

One of California's largest health insurers, Blue Shield of California, could be on the hook fo...

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Battle Over Dementia Drug Swap Has Big Stakes For Drugmakers, Consumers

Kaiser Health News, March 19, 2015
by Julie Appleby

Executives at drug company Actavis knew they had to move fast to avoid a plunge in sales of their t...

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New Report:

Kaiser Health News, March 16, 2015
by Julie Rovner

A total of 16.4 million non-elderly adults have gained health insurance coverage since the Affordab...

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King V. Burwell Raises Concerns For GOP Governors, Triggers A Fact Check

Kaiser Health News, March 12, 2015

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations.

News outl...

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The Ugly Civil War in American Medicine

Newsweek, March 10, 2015
by Kurt Eichenwald

Are physicians in the United States getting dumber? That is what one of the most powerful medical b...

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The sex lives of rich and poor women are remarkably similar — until it comes to birth control

Washington Post, March 9, 2015
by Danielle Paquette

Poor women are five times as likely as affluent women to have an unintended birth, new research fro...

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A major overhaul in credit reporting could improve your credit score

Washington Post, March 9, 2015
by Daniel Douglas-Gabriel

[...] the big three bureaus will institute a 180-day waiting period before including medical debt i...

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Ebola-Stricken Countries Lagged in Health Systems

New York Times, March 9, 2015
by Donald G. McNeil Jr.

The world has spent more than $4 billion fighting Ebola, but according to a new report from Sa...

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Supreme Court Will Likely Uphold Affordable Care Act, Law Profs Say

Harvard Crimson, March 9, 2015
by Andrew M. Duehren, quoting Einer Elhauge (Faculty Director)

Last week’s oral arguments in King v. Burwell suggest that the United States Supreme Court wi...

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F.D.A. Approves Zarxio, Its First Biosimilar Drug

New York Times, March 6, 2015
by Sabrina Tavernise and Andrew Pollack

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first so-called biosimilar drug for use...

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Obesity Is Hurting the U.S. Economy in Surprising Ways

Bloomberg Business, March 5, 2015
by Victoria Stilwell

(Bloomberg) -- Obesity is weighing on the U.S. economy.

As a panel of scientists considers ways to...

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Opening shots fired in Obamacare Supreme Court battle

The Washington Times, March 3, 2015
by Tom Howell Jr., quoting Matthew Lawrence (Academic Fellow)

From the article:

Congressman Paul Ryan and other influential Republicans sketched out plans Tuesd...

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Health Law Arguments Offer Few Clues About Supreme Court Decision

Kaiser Health News, March 4, 2015
by Julie Rovner

For the second time in three years, the federal Affordable Care Act went before the Supreme Court W...

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Contrived Threats v. Uncontrived Warnings:

by Einer Elhauge (Founding Faculty Director)

Abstract:

Inducing agreement to a contract or condition by using threats to engage in otherwise la...

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Republicans release Obamacare Plan B in case of repeal or court ruling:

Washington Times, February 4, 2015
by Tom Howell Jr., quoting Matthew J. B. Lawrence (Academic Fellow)

[...] Matthew Lawrence, who teaches a seminar on Obamacare at Harvard Law School , said the ad...

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Third Annual Health Law Year in P/Review

Friday, January 30, 2015 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East AB
1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Couldn't make it in person? Check out the individual sessions in the videos linked above!

The...

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Hatch op-ed being used to defend Obamacare in Supreme Court case

Washington Times, January 29, 2015
by Tom Howell Jr.

[...] In cases like these, it is fairly common for interested parties to “use whatever they c...

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Innovator in Residence

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Innovator in Residence
Department of Health and Human Services

Deadline: Open until filled.

A rapidly growing public health startup, ORGANIZE, is seeking to hire a forward-thinking, entrepren...

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Interview with Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen about “Patients with Passports”:

Jefferson Public Radio (Oregon), January 5, 2015
by Geoffrey Riley and Charlotte Duren

If your doctor won't recommend a medical procedure you want, you can go to another doctor. .

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Traveling Overseas for Medical Care

WOSU (NPR), December 10, 2014
by All Sides with Ann Fisher, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the WOSU:

All-inclusive vacations might feature a stay in a luxury hotel, gourmet meals, and...

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Law Professor Discusses Medical Tourism

Harvard Crimson, November 20, 2014
by Katherine H. Scott, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

When most people hear the word “tourism,” they immediately think of flocking to the san...

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Practice Associate

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Practice Associate
Medicaid Accountable Care Organization Demonstration Project, Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers

Deadline: December 01, 2014

Overview

The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers is a 501c3 that is engaged in a three year M...

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HLS Students: Join the American Health Lawyers’ Association

Petrie-Flom Center, September 4, 2014

The Petrie Flom Center and Harvard Law School are proud members of the American Health Lawyers'...

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Appeals court upholds Obamacare tax as constitutional

Washington Times, July 29, 2014
by Stephen Dinan and Tom Howell Jr., quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] Legal scholars say origination clause challenges, historically, have been a tough sell i...

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Appeals court upholds Obamacare tax as constitutional

Washington Times, July 29, 2014
by Stephen Dinan and Tom Howell Jr., quoting I. Glenn Cohen

[...] Legal scholars say origination clause challenges, historically, have been a tough sell i...

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D.C. appeals panel deals big blow to Obamacare subsidies:

Washington Times, July 22, 2014
by Tom Howell Jr., quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] To redress the potentially fatal blow to its signature law, the administration will...

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Some Insurance Companies Ask Their Customers to Cross the Border for Care:

New Republic, July 7, 2014
by Adam Teicholz and I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has co-authored a new piece in New Republic on the practi...

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Using Big Data To Transform Care:

Health Affairs, July 9, 2014, 9:00am - 12:30pm
by Featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

The application of big data to transform health care delivery, health research, and health policy i...

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2014 Annual Conference:
Behavioral Economics, Law, and Health Policy

Saturday, May 03, 2014
Conferences
2013-2014
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East ABC
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Couldn't join us in person at Harvard Law School? Join the conversation on Twitter using #...

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Many states avoiding paying for glitchy health care sites:

Washington Times, April 15, 2014
by Tom Howell Jr., quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Co-Director)

“I think these will be handled as is most government contracting: threats of litigation or ex...

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The Presumption Against Expensive Health Care Consumption

Tulsa Law Review, Vol. 49, Forthcoming, 2014
by Christopher T. Robertson (Affiliate Faculty)

This essay, as part of a symposium in honor of Professor Einer Elhauge, starts with his recognition...

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