REGISTER NOW! 2015 Annual Conference
Law, Religion, and Health in America

Saturday, May 09, 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
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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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...

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Meet Pharma’s Newest Movers and Shakers:

Wall Street Journal, April 22, 2015
by Jonathan D. Rockoff and Joseph Walker

A few years ago, the drug companies dominating mergers-and-acquisitions headlines were largely hous...

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Few Consumers Are Using Quality, Price Information To Make Health Decisions

Kaiser Health News, April 21, 2015
by Jordan Rau

Despite the government’s push to make health information more available, few people use concr...

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Californians Can Now Pay Cash For Health Insurance At 7-Eleven

NPR, April 21, 2015
by Sarah Varney

The largest publicly run health plan in the nation, L.A. Care, will allow customers who do not have...

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850,000 Floridians Stuck In Health Care Limbo — And No Solution In Sight

Kaiser Health News, April 20, 2015
by Daniel Chang

[...] Betancourt, now a part-time Florida International University employee and full-time stud...

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Obamacare, Move From Fee-For-Service Boosts UnitedHealth By $2B

Forbes, April 16, 2015
by Bruce Japsen

UnitedHealth Group (UNH) says its revenue this year will increase by $2 billion more than earlier p...

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New Ariz. Law Would Keep State From Setting Up Its Own Exchange

Kaiser Health News, April 16, 2015

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


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Senate Approves a Bill on Changes to Medicare

New York Times, April 14, 2015
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved sweeping changes in the way M...

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Study Finds Broad Rise in Medication Use by Those Newly Joining Medicaid

New York Times, April 14, 2015
by Katie Thomas

People newly covered by Medicaid drove a significant increase in prescription drug use in...

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Health Law Workshop: Rachel E. Sachs

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

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

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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...

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Senate debates Medicare bill:

Al Jazeera America, April 13, 2015
by Sara Hassan

The Senate has until Tuesday to debate a bill that would completely overhaul how Medicare payments...

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Why Some Doctors Are Hesitant To Screen Smokers For Lung Cancer

NPR, April 13, 2015
by Anders Kelto

In February, Medicare announced that it would pay for an annual lung cancer screening test for cert...

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Uninsured Rate Drops To 11.9%, Poll Finds

Kaiser Health News, April 13, 2015

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


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More Proof That the Richer You Are, the Healthier You’ll Be:

Bloomberg Business, April 13, 2015
by John Tozzi

No matter how much you earn, people who earn more than you are likelier to be healthier and live lo...

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Obama Administration Report Slams Digital Health Records:

Wall Street Journal, April 10, 2015
by Melinda Beck

The Obama administration took vendors of electronic health records to task for making it costly and...

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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...

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Study Finds Lackluster Sign-Ups On State-Run Health Insurance Exchanges

Kaiser Health News, April 9, 2015
by Lisa Stiffler, Seattle Times

[...] Overall, the states that ran their own Affordable Care Act-created (ACA) exchanges grew...

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Gilead’s $1,000 Pill Is Hard for States to Swallow:

Wall Street Journal, April 8, 2015
by Joseph Walker

A pricey pill made by Gilead Sciences Inc. caused Medicaid spending on hepatitis C t...

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Lawmakers Push Bills To Repeal ‘Cadillac,’ Medical Device Taxes

Kaiser Health News, April 6, 2015

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


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Supreme Court: Medicaid Providers Can’t Sue States To Raise Reimbursement Rates

Kaiser Health News, April 1, 2014

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

In a...

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Arizona Orders Doctors to Say Abortions With Drugs May Be Reversible

New York Times, March 31, 2015
by Rick Rojas

PHOENIX — Once again, Arizona finds itself on the frontier of anti-abortion legislation: Late...

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The Doc-Fix Back Story:

Kaiser Health News, March 30, 2015

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


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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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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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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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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
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!


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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


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


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

Deadline: December 01, 2014


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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