ORDER NOW & RECEIVE 30% OFF: Nudging Health:

Johns Hopkins University Press, October 2016
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), and Christopher T. Robertson (Academic Fellow alumnus), eds.

Abstract of the Introduction: 

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This introductory chapter to the edited volume Nudging Health:...

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‘Repeal And Chaos’:

Kaiser Health News, December 9, 2016

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

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Many Parents With Job-Based Coverage Still Turn To Medicaid, CHIP To Insure Kids

Kaiser Health News, December 9, 2016
by Michelle Andrews

Lower income parents who have health insurance through their employers are increasingly likely to fo...

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Cures Act Gains Bipartisan Support That Eluded Obama Health Law

New York Times, December 8, 2016
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — With self-congratulatory zeal and smiles all around, huge bipartisan majorities i...

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Travel Abroad for Low-Cost Care:

Kiplinger's Personal Finance, December 6, 2016
by Miriam Cross, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article

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Why the extra effort to court foreign patients? A couple of reasons, according to...

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Senate committee calls for ban on surgeons conducting simultaneous operations

Boston Globe, December 6, 2016
by Jonathan Salzman and Jenn Abelson

From the article

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A powerful Senate committee wants all hospitals to explicitly ban surgeons from o...

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GOP’s ‘Repeal And Delay’ Strategy Threatens To Send Already-Teetering Market Into Chaos

Kaiser Health News, December 5, 2016

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

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Driven By ACA, Health Spending Sees Fastest Growth Since Recession

Kaiser Health News, December 5, 2016

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

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The gr...

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Health Industry Lobbies To Keep Obamacare Customers

Forbes, December 5, 2016
by Bruce Japsen

Powerful healthcare lobbies are already launching efforts to save patients from the ranks of the uni...

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HIV ‘game-changer’ now on NHS

BBC News, December 4, 2016
by James Gallagher

A drug that dramatically reduces the risk of being infected with HIV will now be given to patients b...

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U.N. Finally Apologizes For Cholera In Haiti ... But Omits One Point

NPR, December 2, 2016
by Jason Beaubien

For six years, Haitian activists have demanded that the United Nations accept responsibility for cho...

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Post-Election, Americans Aren’t As Eager To Repeal ACA, Poll Finds

Kaiser Health News, December 1, 2016

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

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GOP Embraces Repeal-Now, Replace-In-Three-Years Strategy On Health Law

Kaiser Health News, December 1, 2016

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

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Congre...

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A Trump Pick, and Why Indiana’s Strict Medicaid Rules Could Spread

New York Times, December 1, 2016
by Margot Sanger-Katz

In most of the United States, anyone poor enough to qualify for Medicaid simply receives whatever ca...

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Tom Price, Obamacare Critic, Is Trump’s Choice for Health Secretary

New York Times, November 29, 2016
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — If President-elect Donald J. Trump wanted a cabinet secretary who could...

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Medicaid Expansion’s Unlikely Defenders: Republican Governors

Kaiser Health News, November 28, 2016

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

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Lame duck Congress looks for swift approval of massive medical innovation bill

AJC.com (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution), November 27, 2016
by Jamie Dupree, citing Tweet & Bill of Health post by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article

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(Tweet by Rachel E. Sachs) My 1st thoughts on today's draft of 21st Cent...

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Legislation That Would Shape FDA And NIH Triggers Lobbying Frenzy

NPR, November 25, 2016
by Sydney Lupkin

The 21st Century Cures Act now being refined by the lame duck Congress is one of the most-lobbied he...

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Many in Florida Count on Obama’s Health Law, Even Amid Talk of Its Demise

New York Times, November 25, 2016
by Abby Goodnough

MIAMI — Dalia Carmeli, who drives a trolley in downtown Miami, voted for Donald J. Trump&...

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Many Insured Children Lack Essential Health Care, Study Finds

New York Times, November 20, 2016
by Marc Santora

[...] A new study to be released on Monday by the Children’s Health Fund, a nonprofit bas...

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CHARTS: Here’s What Donald Trump Has Said On The Issues

NPR, November 17, 2016
by Meg Anderson

[...] Trump's main goal for health care policy is to repeal the Affordable Care Act. That f...

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GOP Targets Inauguration Day For ‘Repeal’ Part Of Plan, But ‘Replace’ May Be Delayed

Kaiser Health News, November 17, 2016

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

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Some R...

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Despite Looming Uncertainty, Health Law Enrollment Numbers Stay Steady

Kaiser Health News, November 17, 2016

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

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More t...

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A Consumer’s Guide To Medicare’s New Rules On Doctor Pay

Kaiser Health News, November 17, 2016
by Steven Findlay

The federal government has issued final regulations that reform the way Medicare pays doct...

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Surgeon General Murthy Wants America To Face Up To Addiction

NPR, November 17, 2016
by Steve Inskeep, interviewing Dr. Vivek Murthy

In 1964, the U.S. surgeon general released a report on the health impacts of smoking, and it shaped...

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Expect Medicaid to Change, but Not Shrivel, Under Donald Trump

New York Times, November 15, 2016
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — The expansion of Medicaid, a central pillar of the Affordable Care Act, face...

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Ryan Signals Plans To Alter Medicare As Part Of Efforts To Overhaul Health Law

Kaiser Health News, November 14, 2016

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

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The Re...

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Women Rush To Get Long-Acting Birth Control After Trump Wins

NPR, November 11, 2016
by Erin Ross

Women across the country are rushing to get IUDs. Or at least, they're tweeting about rushing to...

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Concerned About Losing Your Marketplace Plan? ACA Repeal May Take Awhile

Kaiser Health News, November 10, 2016
by Michelle Andrews

President-elect Donald Trump has promised that he’ll ask Congress to repeal the Affordabl...

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Trump Likely To Target Vulnerable Pillars Of Health Law, But Portions May Be Here To Stay

Kaiser Health News, November 10, 2016

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

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Republ...

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Backlash To Gutting Medicaid Could Complicate Promises To Dismantle ACA

Kaiser Health News, November 10, 2016

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

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Both D...

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Colorado Rejects Single-Payer Healthcare Insurance

Forbes, November 9, 2016
by Bruce Japsen

Colorado voters dealt a blow to single-payer health insurance, a controversial ballot initiative tha...

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Democrats Applaud Medicaid Expansion Success As They Seek To Deflect Health Law Criticism

Kaiser Health News, November 7, 2016

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

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Going to the Emergency Room Without Leaving the Living Room

New York Times, November 4, 2016
by Paula Span

[...] What the programs share are the additional training, a team approach and an emphasis on preven...

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Regulating Off-Label Promotion — A Critical Test

NEJM, November 2, 2016
by Christopher Robertson, JD, PhD (Academic Fellow Alumnus) and Aaron S. Kesselheim, MD, JD, MPH (Faculty Affiliate)

Petrie-Flom Academic Alumnus ;Christopher T. Robertso;and Faculty Affiliate ;Aaron S....

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Federal Panel Calls For Stricter Enforcement Of Mental Health Care Parity Law

NPR, October 31, 2016
by Jenny Gold

[...] Since the passage of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act in 2008, health in...

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Doctor Participation Drops As Obamacare Enrollment Begins

Forbes, October 31, 2016
by Bruce Japsen

Even as some of the nation’s largest health insurers scale back participation on public exchan...

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As Health Premiums Jump, Obama Wields an Imperfect Shield

New York Times, October 30, 2016
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — Urging people to sign up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, Preside...

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Drug prices: Where do we go after the Election?

The Conversation US, October 30, 2016
by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

Martin Shkreli. Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Mylan. These names have become big news, but just a year ag...

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Maine Insurance Co-Op Drops Coverage For Elective Abortion Services

NPR, October 29, 2016
by Patty Wight

The largest provider of health coverage on the Affordable Care Act's online marketplace in Maine...

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PFC Spotlight: Academic Fellow Alumnus Michael Frakes

Petrie-Flom Center, October 21, 2016

>Michael Frakes was an Academic Fellow from 2009-2011, during which time he researched dete... Read More

Is Medical Tourism Ethical?

The Greenwall Foundation, September 2016

Petrie-Flom Faculty Director ;I. Glenn Cohe;served as a Greenwall Foundation Faculty Schol...

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EpiPen Maker Quietly Steers Effort That Could Protect Its Price

New York Times, September 16, 2016
by Eric Lipton and Rachel Abrams, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

[...] The idea being advanced is simple: If the EpiPen makes the federal preventive l...

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5 reasons why no one has built a better EpiPen

STAT, September 9, 2016
by Meghana Keshavan, quoting W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

[...] But critics say Mylan has little incentive to improve EpiPens: “If you’re the...

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How Mylan cornered the consumer epinephrine market

MedCityNews, September 8, 2016
by Pauline Bartolone, quoting W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

[...] The New York state attorney general’s office announced Tuesday it will investigate...

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Euro Drug Pricing’s Tradeoffs May Limit Appeal In US

Law360, September 8, 2016
by Dani Kass, quoting W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

[...] Going forward, an influx of bills targeting drug prices could be introduced, but few are...

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EpiPen’s Dominance Driven By Competitors’ Stumbles And Tragic Deaths

NPR, September 7, 2016
by Pauline Bartolone, quoting W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow alumnus)

NPR recently called on Petrie-Flom Academic Fellow alumnus Nicholson Price to help explain how...

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Missouri law professor: Consider price controls after Epipen controversy

Missourinet, September 5, 2016
by Jason Taylor, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

A Missouri law professor thinks Congress should consider imposing price controls on certain drugs af...

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Mylan’s sudden plans for a generic EpiPen

Modern Healthcare, Vital Signs Blog, August 31, 2016
by Adam Rubenfire, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow alumna)

From the post

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Obviously Mylan didn't want to underprice its own branded drug, but it's pos...

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Opinion: Please, Boston Nonprofit Hospitals, Can’t You Join Forces Instead Of Competing?

WBUR, August 11, 2016
by Michael Anne Kyle and Lauren Taylor (Student Fellow alumni)

Here in Boston, cooperation between health care providers is a fraught issue

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Competition is fierce...

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The FDA is prohibited from going germline

Science, August 5, 2016
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and Eli Y. Adashi

Petrie-Flom Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has co-authored a new article in Science magazine&n...

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Bosses in the Bedroom

In Law, Religion, and Health in the United States (Holly Fernandez Lynch, I. Glenn Cohen, Elizabeth Sepper, eds.), forthcoming 2017, Cambridge University Press, Published online July 5, 2016
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director) and Gregory Curfman

>Abstract

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This chapter uses the controversy over mandated contraceptive coverage in employer health...

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Evaluating Offers of Payment to Research Participants

Dana Farber Cancer Institute Ethics Grand Rounds, June 15, 2016
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director) & Emily Largent (Student Fellow alumna)

DFCI Ethics Grand Round

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Holly Fernandez Lyn...

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Skeptical Worries for ICU Rationing

American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and Medicine, Spring 2016, Vol. 15, No. 2
by Luke Gelinas (Clinical Research Ethics Fellow)

From the article

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1. COMPARATIVE BENEFIT/HARM PRINCIPLES IN ICU RATIONING 

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In what follows I...

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Contrived Threats v. Uncontrived Warnings:

83 University of Chicago Law Review 503, 2016
by Einer Elhauge (Founding Faculty Director)

>Abstract: ;Contractual duress, unconstitutional conditions, and blackmail have long been puzzlin... Read More

Resolving Reverse-Payment Settlements with the Smoking Gun of Stock Price Movements

81 Iowa Law Review 1581, 2016
by Thomas G. McGuire, Keith Drake, Einer Elhauge (Founding Faculty Director), Raymond S. Hartman, Martha Starr

>Abstract: ;The Supreme Court recently held that in reverse-payment settlements of drug patent di... 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

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

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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)

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

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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)

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

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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 n...

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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

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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)

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

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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)

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[...] 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 Chang

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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

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

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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)

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

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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

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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)

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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 insurance...

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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 fairnes...

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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 the...

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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

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

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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 perso...

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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... 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 eager... Read More