A Lecture by Don Berwick,
Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (2010-2011)

Thursday, June 02, 2016 6:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
Conferences
2015-2016
Milstein East ABC
Wasserstein Hall, Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Special Lecture to Open ASLME’s 39th Annual Health Law Professors Conference

Reception...

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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 is celebrating its first decade and kicking off the next by looking at the f...

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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

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Breakthrough Business Alliance To Cut Health Costs Will Succeed By Attacking Hidden Cost-Drivers

Forbes, February 11, 2016
by Leah Binder

Last week 20 large U.S. companies announced plans to take aggressive action on healthcare...

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New Online Tools Offer Path to Lower Drug Prices

New York Times, February 9, 2016
by Katie Thomas

Americans have come to rely on their smartphones to help them do seemingly everything, like hailing...

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Drug Industry Launches Ad Campaign Aimed at Lawmakers:

Wall Street Journal, February 7, 2016
by Joseph Walker

[Article behind paywall. Harvard affiliates can access the Wall Street Journal via Hollis +.]

The...

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Insurer Obamacare Losses Reach Billions Of Dollars After Two Years

Forbes, February 7, 2016
by Bruce Japsen

[...] For insurers, the problem has largely been a major increase in medical expenses from the...

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At House Hearing, Pharma Execs Expected To Argue Price Hikes Affect Hospitals, Not Patients

Kaiser Health News, February 4, 2016

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

But M...

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Licking Wounds, Insurers Accelerate Moves To Limit Health-Law Enrollment

Kaiser Health News, February 4, 2016
by Jay Hancock

Stung by losses under the federal health law, major insurers are seeking to sharply limit how polic...

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Rite Aid Shareholders OK Walgreen Deal As CVS Melds Target Pharmacies

Forbes, February 4, 2016
by Bruce Japsen

Rite Aid shareholders this morning overwhelmingly approved the company’s $9 billion sale...

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Investment In On-Demand Healthcare Companies To Hit $1 Billion

Forbes, February 2, 2016
by Bruce Japsen

The move to make the healthcare system a digital first industry as Uber and Lyft&nbs...

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$1 Billion Planned for Cancer ‘Moonshot’

New York Times, February 1, 2016
by Gardiner Harris

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced on Monday that it hoped to spend $1 billion t...

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Health Care Attacks Escalate As Candidates Make Final Push Before Caucuses

Kaiser Health News, February 1, 2016

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

Democ...

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California Pays Insurers Millions More For Hepatitis C Drugs

NPR, January 29, 2016
by Pauline Bartolone

Private health plans invoiced the state of California $387.5 million to cover high-cost hepatitis C...

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Key House Republican Dismisses Chances For Obama’s Plan To Offer Extra Medicaid Funding

Kaiser Health News, January 29, 2016

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

Presi...

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California Voters Will Have Their Say On Drug Prices

Kaiser Health News, January 29, 2016
by Anna Gorman

California voters will weigh in this November on a high-stakes ballot proposition intende...

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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...

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Democratic Candidates Debate ‘Single-Payer,’ But What Does That Mean?

Kaiser Health News, January 22, 2016
by Julie Rovner

Health care has emerged as one of the flash points in the Democratic presidential race.

Vermont Se...

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Pharma ‘cash call’ for new antibiotics

BBC News, January 21, 2016
by James Gallagher

More than 80 pharmaceutical companies have called on governments to develop new ways of paying them...

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Solving Pharma’s Shkreli Problem

Forbes, January 20, 2016
by Matthew Herper

[...] Martin Shkreli has a knack of saying exactly the thing that will make people angry. But the i...

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For Hospitals, Treating Violence Beyond The ER Is Good Medicine And Good Business

Kaiser Health News, January 20, 2016
by Shefali Luthra

[...] Maryland is a pioneer in this type of coordinated effort, having launched its anti-viole...

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Determining Whether A Marketplace Plan Covers Abortion Is Still Difficult

Kaiser Health News, January 19, 2016
by Michelle Andrews

As the third open enrollment period winds down on the health insurance marketplaces, one thing...

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Barbs Fly At Debate As Clinton, Sanders Battle Over Health Care

Kaiser Health News, January 19, 2016

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

In t...

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Ryan Vows To Have Health Care Platform Ready For Republican Nominee

Kaiser Health News, January 19, 2016

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

Hous...

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Kentucky Governor’s Move To Disband Health Marketplace Raises Concerns

Kaiser Health News, January 14, 2016

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

The...

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Obama Hopes To Entice Reluctant GOP States With Extended Medicaid Funding

Kaiser Health News, January 14, 2016

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

Full...

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Sexual assault costs Utah $4.8 billion annually; health department urges lawmakers to take action

Salt Lake Tribune, January 13, 2016
by Annie Knox

Rape is more than a public health or safety issue in Utah. It's also a financial one.

Sexual a...

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IRS: 1.4M Households Failed To Properly Account For Subsidies From Health Law

Kaiser Health News, January 11, 2016

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

Alth...

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Incentive Worth $550 Fails To Motivate Obese Workers To Lose Weight

Kaiser Health News, January 8, 2016
by Michelle Andrews

Promising workers lower health insurance premiums for losing weight did nothing to help them take o...

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Junior doctors strike to go ahead on 12 January (UK)

BBC News, January 8, 2016

Talks to resolve the junior doctors dispute will "not prevent" strike action on 12 January, concili...

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Republicans Send Symbolic Health Law Repeal To Obama

Kaiser Health News, January 7, 2016

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

The...

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Medicaid May Soon Pay For Some Inpatient Addiction Treatment

NPR, January 6, 2016
by Ben Allen

For decades, if people on Medicaid wanted to get treatment for drug or alcohol addiction, they almo...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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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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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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...

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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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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...

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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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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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