California’s smoking age raised from 18 to 21 under bills signed by Gov. Brown

Los Angeles Times, May 4, 2016
by Patrick McGreevy

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a pack of bills that will raise the smoking age in C...

Read More

Access to health-care prices doesn’t lower spending

Boston Globe, May 4, 2016
by Felice J. Freyer

If people know how much health care services cost, they’ll shop for the best prices and spend...

Read More

U.S. Spent $1.4 Billion To Stop HIV By Promoting Abstinence. Did It Work?

NPR, May 3, 2016
by Michaeleen Doucleff

In the past 12 years, the U.S. has spent more than $1.4 billion funding abstinence programs in Afri...

Read More

Fight to Prevent a Newborn Infection Receives a Lift

New York Times, May 2, 2016
by Donald G. McNeil, Jr.

A gel used to prevent infections in the umbilical cord stumps of newborns was endorsed by the Europ...

Read More

Antismoking Coalition Gives Big Tobacco a Fight in Indonesia

New York Times, April 30, 2016
by John Emont

[...] Over the last decade, it has become a last Eden for tobacco companies facing declining s...

Read More

CMS Unveils Proposed Medicare Rule To Reward Or Penalize Physicians Based On Quality Of Care

Kaiser Health News, April 28, 2016

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

The n...

Read More

Ryan Calls For End To Health Law’s Premium-Cost Protections For People Who Are Ill

Kaiser Health News, April 28, 2016

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

House...

Read More

That Surgery Might Cost You A Lot Less In Another Town

NPR, April 27, 2016
by Alison Kodjak

Need knee replacement surgery? It may be worthwhile to head for Tucson.

That's because the ave...

Read More

Drug Companies To Pour $100M Into Battle Against California’s Price Control Ballot Initiative

Kaiser Health News, April 25, 2016

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

The i...

Read More

More Exchange Plans Offer Patients Easier Access To Some Expensive Drugs:

Kaiser Health News, April 22, 2016
by Michelle Andrews

Some people with cancer, HIV and multiple sclerosis have better access to high-cost speci...

Read More

Obese patients denied surgery in a third of areas in England

BBC News, April 22, 2016

Surgeons are worried overweight patients and smokers in England and Wales are being denied surgery...

Read More

Release Of Hospital Quality Ratings Delayed By Medicare Amid Lawmaker, Lobbying Pressure

Kaiser Health News, April 21, 2016

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

This...

Read More

Some Firms Save Money By Offering Employees Free Surgery

NPR, April 20, 2016
by Michael Tomsic

Lowe's home improvement company, like a growing number of large companies nationwide, offers it...

Read More

Hearing Aid Prices Under Pressure From Consumer Electronics

New York Times, April 20, 2016
by Andrew Pollack

[...] The consumer electronics industry is encroaching on the hearing aid business, offering p...

Read More

Prizing Insurance: Prescription Drug Insurance as Innovation Incentive,

Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 30, No. 1 (forthcoming)
by Rachel E. Sachs

Abstract: 

A problem perennially facing scholars of both intellectual property and health law...

Read More

La. Governor Announces Medicaid Expansion Will Begin June 1, Save State $677M Over 5 Years

Kaiser Health News, April 19, 2016

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

About 375,0...

Read More

Promoting Healthcare Innovation on the Demand Side,

U of Michigan Law & Econ Research Paper No. 16-008; U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 503
by Rebecca Eisenberg and W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

Abstract:

Innovation policy often focuses on the incentives of firms that sell new products. But o...

Read More

Competition Suffers Most If UnitedHealth Exits Obamacare In 2017: Analysis

Kaiser Health News, April 18, 2016
by Phil Galewitz

If UnitedHealthcare follows through on its threat to quit the health insurance marketplaces in 2017...

Read More

Most Doctors Unsure How to Discuss End-of-Life Care, Survey Says

Kaiser Health News, April 14, 2016
by Barbara Feder Ostrov

Doctors know it’s important to talk with their patients about end-of-life care.

But they&rsq...

Read More

Double-Digit Growth In Drug Spending Slows As Insurers Fight Back

Forbes, April 14, 2016
by Arlene Weintraub

Drug spending in the U.S. hit $424.8 billion in 2015, marking a more than 12% increase from 2014, a...

Read More

Aid Groups Aim to Put Mental Health on World Agenda

New York Times, April 12, 2016
by Benedict Carey

Good mental health care is scarce in many parts of the United States, but it is nonexiste...

Read More

Critics Say Medicare Cancer Drug Plan A ‘Dreadful Mistake,’

Kaiser Health News, April 11, 2016

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

The O...

Read More

Largest U.S. Health Insurer Pulls Out Of Health Exchanges In Georgia, Arkansas

Kaiser Health News, April 11, 2016

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

The m...

Read More

Life Expectancy Study: It’s Not Just What You Make, It’s Where You Live

NPR, April 11, 2016
by Jim Zarroli

[...] Among the study's findings was that poor people in affluent cities such as San Francisco...

Read More

Brazilian Doctor Crafts System Hailed As ‘Way Forward’ For Combating Zika

NPR, April 10, 2016
by Lourdes Garcia-Navarro

In Brazil, one of the biggest challenges to dealing with the Zika crisis is logistics.

The South A...

Read More

The Female Viagra, Undone by a Drug Maker’s Dysfunction

New York Times, April 9, 2016
by Katie Thomas and Gretchen Morgenson

Last August, Sprout Pharmaceuticals had a new pill on its hands that quickly captured the nation&rs...

Read More

When The Cost Of Care Triggers A Medical Deportation

NPR, April 9, 2016
by John Henning Schumann

[...] The best estimates suggest dozens or maybe a few hundred cases occur each year. I called seve...

Read More

White House Warns More Money Needed On Zika: ‘We Should Not Play With Fire Here’

Kaiser Health News, April 7, 2016

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

The O...

Read More

Pfizer, Allergan Call Off Their $150 Billion Merger

NPR, April 6, 2016
by Camila Domonoske

Pfizer and Allergan won't be merging after all, the companies announced Wednesday.

U.S. d...

Read More

VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE: The Future of Health Law and Policy:
The Petrie-Flom Center’s 10th Anniversary Conference Celebration

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2015-2016
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East ABC
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

The Petrie-Flom Center celebrated its first decade and kicked off the next by looking at...

Read More

Negotiating for Health:
The Role of Negotiation and Dispute Resolution in Healthcare

Saturday, February 27, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Conferences
2015-2016
Austin Hall, North Classroom
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

Harvard Negotiation Law Review Presents its 21st Annual Symposium

Agenda Overview

..

.

Read More

Christians Find Their Own Way to Replace Obamacare

U.S. News & World Report, February 23, 2016
by By Kimberly Leonard, quoting Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow)

From the article: 

[...] Rachel Sachs, academic fellow at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health L...

Read More

Scalia’s death shakes contraception mandate, other high-profile court cases

Washington Times, February 15, 2016
by Tom Howell Jr., quoting Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

[...] Legal analysts it’s not unusual to have different legal treatment from one area to the...

Read More

Fourth Annual Health Law Year in P/Review

Friday, January 29, 2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2015-2016
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West AB
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Couldn't attend in person? Learn more about the event:

  • Learn more about the presentations...

Read More

Does it break the law to charge a lot for a cure?

The Incidental Economist Blog, January 28, 2016
by Nicolas Bagley, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow)

From the article:

[...] Talk about sending the wrong signals about what sorts of drugs we value mo...

Read More

How to Decrease Prices for an Expensive Class of Drugs

The New York Times, November 16, 2015
by Austin Frakt, quoting W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

Excerpt from the article:

[...] As the law professors W. Nicholson Price and Arti Rai put it,...

Read More

Innovations in Health Law and Policy: Regulatory Challenges and Strategies for Change Conference

UNH School of Law, October 26, 2015
by W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

Innovations in Health Law and Policy: Regulatory Challenges and Strategies for Change

When: Monday...

Read More

How Prescription Drugs Get So Wildly Expensive

WIRED, September 23, 2015
by Nick Stockton, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow)

From the article:

[...] With all that in mind, here’s the important question: Is S...

Read More

Cost Effectiveness Analysis and Fairness

Journal of Practical Ethics, Vol. 3, Nr. 1, June 2015
by Francis M. Kamm (Senior Fellow Alumna)

Abstract:      
This article considers some different views of fairne...

Read More

Senate GOP bill protects opponents of Obama birth-control rules

Washington Times, August 4, 2015
by Tom Howell Jr., quoting Holly F. Lynch (Executive Director)

From the article: 

Holly Lynch, a bioethics expert at Harvard Law School who closely tracks t...

Read More

With The ACA Secure, It’s Time To Focus On Social Determinants

Health Affairs Blog, July 21, 2015
by Lauren Taylor (Student Fellow alumna) and Elizabeth Bradley

From the article: 

While Medicaid expansion remains a dream for Americans in many states, the...

Read More

Happy about the Supreme Court’s ACA decision? Thank a law professor

The Conversation, June 26, 2015
by Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow)

From the post: 

The core of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has now survived its second trip to...

Read More

Supreme Court Decision in King v. Burwell (2015)

by Supreme Court of the United States

Read the Supreme Court's 2015 decision upholding the Constitutionality of federal insuranc...

Read More

Procedural Triage

Fordham Law Review, Vol. 84, 2015, Forthcoming
by Matthew J. B. Lawrence (Academic Fellow)

Academic Fellow Matthew J. B. Lawrence has a new article forthcoming in 2015 regarding th...

Read More

Insurer Uses Personal Data To Predict Who Will Get Sick

National Public Radio (NPR), June 8, 2015
by Todd Bookman, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article:

[...] Carol, who is sitting next to her husband, explains that John's s...

Read More

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

Join the conversation on Twitter! @PetrieFlom #lawreligionhealth

To request copies of se...

Read More

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

Couldn't join us in person? Join the conversation on Twitter! @PetrieFlom #lawreligionhealth

P...

Read More

Innovation Law and Policy:

U. C. Davis Law Review, Forthcoming 2016
by Rachel E. Sachs

Academic Fellow Rachel E. Sachs has a new article forthcoming in 2016 on law and the future of pers...

Read More

Health Law Workshop: Rachel E. Sachs

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

Presentation Title: "Rethinking the Incentives/Access Dichotomy: Prescription Drug Reimbursement as...

Read More

NOW ONLINE: I. Glenn Cohen Discusses Modern Fertility Technologies and Benefits

Chronicle (WCVB/ABC Boston), April 13, 2015
by Shayna Seymour, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Show Abstract: The birds and the bees are still important – but today's couples eage...

Read More

Are trade secrets delaying biosimilars?

Science, April 10, 2015
by W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus) and Arti K. Rai

Petrie-Flom Academic Fellow alumnus Nicholson Price, now an Assistant Professor at the Un...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

Innovator in Residence

...

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...

Read More

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. .

.. Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

Practice Associate

...

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...

Read More

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'...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

Supreme Court Decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby

by Supreme Court of the United States

Read the Supreme Court's decision in favor of the right of the owners of "closely-held for-prof...

Read More

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...

Read More

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 #...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

EdX Course:

EdX, Course began April 7, 2014
by John E. McDonough, DrPH, MPA

This online course provides a basic and thorough understanding of the U.S. health care system focus...

Read More

Few will use Obamacare hardship exemption, analysts say:

Washington Times, March 23, 2014
by Jacqueline Klimas, quoting Matthew J. B. Lawrence (Academic Fellow)

[...] “When you have a very vague term like this exemption 14, the devil could be in the deta...

Read More

Was the Medicaid Expansion Coercive?

Routledge, 2014
by I. Glenn Cohen (Petrie-Flom Faculty Co-Director)

In The Affordable Care Act Decision: Philosophical and Legal Implications, Fritz Allhoff...

Read More

Indian medicine, coming soon to an island near you

BMJ, February 25, 2014
by Suzy Frisch, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Petrie-Flom Faculty Co-Director)

[...] NH will open a hospital in the Cayman Islands in February in partnership with Ascension Healt...

Read More

Health Law Workshop: Christopher Robertson

Monday, December 02, 2013 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2013-2014
Hauser 105
1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Professor Roberts's readings, "Scaling Cost-Sharing to Wages" and "A Presumption agai...

Read More

Health Law Workshop: Aaron Kesselheim

Monday, November 18, 2013 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2013-2014
Hauser 105
1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Professor Kesselheim's paper, "Do March-In Rights Protect Public Interests in Medical Products...

Read More

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

111th Congress, Office of the Legislative Counsel for the use of the House of Representatives

This is a link to the full text of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

... Read More

Film Screening:
deepsouth

Sunday, August 04, 2013
Lectures and Panels
2012-2013
Austin Hall West, Harvard Law School

'deepsouth' is a documentary about the rural American South, and the people who inhabit its...

Read More

National Federation of Independent Business et al. v. Sebelius

Supreme Court of the United States

This is a link to the Supreme Court’s decision holding as constitutional the individual manda...

Read More

The Health Care Law & You

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

This is a link to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ detailed overview of the...

Read More

Summary of the Affordable Care Act

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

This summary of the law focuses on provisions to expand coverage, control health care costs, and im...

Read More

Universal Coverage in Developing Country Health Systems:
Ethical Dilemmas

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - April 19, 2013
Conferences
2012-2013
The New Research Building, Harvard Medical School
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

Can Universal Coverage be achieved in even the world's lowest-income countries? China's rec...

Read More