Fourth Annual Health Law Year in P/Review

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

The Fourth Annual Health Law Year in P/Review symposium will feature leading experts discussin...

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For a Rare Disease, Drug Trials Scramble for Patients:

Wall Street Journal, August 19, 2015
by Amy Docker Marcus

After years of effort, scientists and families of young patients with the genetic condition Niemann...

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Price Rises For Ticket To A Quicker Drug Review By FDA

NPR, August 19, 2015
by Scott Hensley

A deal struck between drugmakers AbbVie and United Therapeutics Wednesday set a record price for a...

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How Texas Could Set National Template for Limiting Abortion Access

New York Times, August 19, 2015
by Kim Soffen

Efforts to defund Planned Parenthood and calls for tighter abortion laws at the...

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Price Rises For Ticket To A Quicker Drug Review By FDA

NPR, August 19, 2015
by Scott Hensley

A deal struck between drugmakers AbbVie and United Therapeutics Wednesday set a record price for a...

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HHS Auditor Finds Most Of The Health Law’s Insurance Co-Ops Are Losing Money

Kaiser Health News, August 17, 2015

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

The...

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Nearly 1 Million People Signed Up For Obamacare After Open Enrollment Closed

Kaiser Health News, August 14, 2015

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

Abou...

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Business Leaders, GOP Question HHS’ Change On Families’ Out-Of-Pocket Limits

Kaiser Health News, August 14, 2015
by Michelle Andrews

One of the health law’s key protections was to cap how much consumers can be required to pay...

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Teladoc Numbers Show Virtual Doctor Care No Passing Fad

Forbes, August 13, 2015
by Bruce Japsen

In its first quarter as a publicly-traded company, Teladoc (TDOC) showed “virtual patien...

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Federal Court Rules Against Four Catholic Nonprofit Groups On Contraception Mandate Challenge

Kaiser Health News, August 10, 2015

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

Last...

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For Marginalized Patients, BOOM!Health Is ‘A Great Model’

Kaiser Health News, August 10, 2015
by Lisa Gillespie

Harm reduction centers — where drug users and sex workers can get clean needles, syringes, fr...

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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...

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Intraparty Divisions On Health Law Repeal Tactics Impact Republicans’ Budget Roadmap

Kaiser Health News, August 3, 2015

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

In o...

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Half Of Nation’s Hospitals Fail Again To Escape Medicare’s Readmission Penalties

Kaiser Health News, August 3, 2015
by Jordan Rau

Once again, the majority of the nation’s hospitals are being penalized by Medicare for having...

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Puerto Ricans Brace for Crisis in Health Care

New York Times, August 2, 2015
by Lizette Alvarez and Abby Goodnough

MAYAGÜEZ, P.R. — The first visible sign that the health care system inPuerto Rico w...

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‘Sex Never Dies,’ but a Medicare Option for Older Men Does

New York Times, July 31, 2015
by Paula Span

Men who have trouble achieving an erection don’t want the whole world to know, so I agreed to...

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As Medicare and Medicaid Turn 50, Use of Private Health Plans Surges

New York Times, July 29, 2015
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — As Medicare and Medicaidreach their 50th anniversary on Thursday,...

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Drug Prices Soar, Prompting Calls for Justification

New York Times, July 23, 2015
by Andrew Pollack

As complaints grow about exorbitant drug prices, pharmaceutical companies are coming under pressure...

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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...

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Daily H.I.V. Drug Regimen Is Effective in African Women, Study Says

New York Times, July 22, 2015
by Donald G. McNeil, Jr.

Taking an antiretroviral drug daily shielded 76 percent of young African women assigned the drug &m...

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Intensive End-Of-Life Care On The Rise For Cancer Patients

NPR, July 22, 2015
by Michelle Andrews

Conversations about end-of-life care are difficult. But even though most people now take some steps...

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HHS Pushes States To Negotiate Lower Obamacare Rates

Kaiser Health News, July 22, 2015
by Julie Rovner

Some analysts who have looked at health insurers’ proposed premiums for next year predict maj...

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Feds Say 7.5M Paid An Average Penalty Of $200 For Not Having Health Insurance

Kaiser Health News, July 21, 2015
by Phil Galewitz

About 7.5 million Americans paid an average penalty of $200 for not having health insurance in 2014...

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‘Illegal Activity’ Fine Print Leaves Some Insured, but Uncovered

New York Times, July 20, 2015
by Roni Caryn Rabin

[...] It is not clear how often insurers deny medical coverage based on allegations of illegal...

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Budget Concerns Grow As Medicaid Enrollments Outpace Estimates In Expansion States

Kaiser Health News, July 20, 2015

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

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Medicaid Expansion Plans Advance In Utah, Alaska

Kaiser Health News, July 20, 2015

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

Repu...

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Pregnant Women Get More Ultrasounds, Without Clear Medical Need:

Wall Street Journal, July 17, 2015
by Kevin Helliker

[...] In 2014, usage in the U.S. of the most common fetal-ultrasound procedures averaged 5.2 p...

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Phony Applicants Approved For Subsidies And Allowed To Re-Enroll On Healthcare.gov

Kaiser Health News, July 16, 2015

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

A co...

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California, Oregon To Allow Hormonal Contraceptives Without A Doctor’s Prescription

Kaiser Health News, July 15, 2015
by Barbara Feder Ostrov

California and Oregon will be the first states in the nation to allow women to get birth control pi...

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Specialty Pharmacies Proliferate, Along With Questions

New York Times, July 15, 2015
by Katie Thomas and Andrew Pollack

[...] Ms. Short is not dealing with her corner drugstore but with a so-called specialty pharma...

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New Rule Eases Contraceptive Requirement For Businesses With Religious Objections

Kaiser Health News, July 13, 2015

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

The...

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Modern Doctors’ House Calls:

New York Times, July 11, 2015
by Abby Goodnough

[...] The same forces that have made instant messaging and video calls part of daily life for...

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In Florida, A Former Fast-Food Worker Lands In Medicaid Gap

NPR, July 11, 2015
by Wilson Sayre

[...] The reason Louis didn't get Obamacare is that in Florida, only part of The Affordabl...

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The Double Mastectomy Rebellion:

Wall Street Journal, July 10, 2015
by Lucette Lagnado

ter she was diagnosed with cancer in her left breast last fall, Chiara D’Agostino turned to t...

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Medicare Proposes Paying Doctors For End-Of-Life Discussions

Kaiser Health News, July 9, 2015

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

Six...

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Cheap vaccines prevent cholera

BBC News, July 9, 2015

A cheap oral vaccine has prevented cases of deadly cholera in a huge trial in Bangladesh.

The infe...

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Women Are Saving Money Thanks To Expanded Birth Control Coverage

NPR, July 8, 2015
by Julie Rovner

Women are saving a lot of money as a result of a health law requirement that insurance cover most f...

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Insurers Seek Big Rate Increases, Citing Sicker Obamacare Customers

Kaiser Health News, July 6, 2015

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

The...

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Colorado’s Effort Against Teenage Pregnancies Is a Startling Success

New York Times, July 5, 2015
by Sabrina Tavernise

WALSENBURG, Colo. — Over the past six years, Colorado has conducted one of the largest ever r...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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

P...

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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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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...

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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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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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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
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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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A Guide to the Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act Decision

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

This policy brief describes the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act and looks...

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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...

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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...

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Compliance with and Enforcement of US Healthcare Laws:
Evolution of Modern Life Sciences Compliance

Monday, February 18, 2013
Lectures and Panels
2012-2013
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West A, Harvard Law School
Watch Event Recordings

There have been a number of prosecutions of life sciences companies under the Food, Drug, and Cosme...

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Obamacare on Trial

by Einer Elhauge

This short book analyzes the Obamacare case -- focusing on many points the Supreme Court was never...

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Massachusetts:
A Community Approach to Quality, Affordable Health Care

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Lectures and Panels
2012-2013
Wasserstein Hall 1015, Harvard Law School

Six years after passing the groundbreaking health care access law that became the model for nationa...

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Comparative Models of Health Care Reform

Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Conferences
2009-2010

This colloquium brought together specialists on a group of model states and countries to discu...

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When Medical Care Compromises Financial Health

Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Lectures and Panels
2009-2010
Watch Event Recordings

Universal health insurance may be on the horizon, but a growing body of empirical research has show...

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