300 Charged In Largest Takedown Of Medicare, Medicaid Fraud In U.S. History

Kaiser Health News, June 23, 2016

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

The n...

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Long-Awaited GOP ‘Replace’ Health Plan Offers Broad Outline, Few Financial Details

Kaiser Health News, June 22, 2016

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

Many...

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New Ways to Treat Pain Meet Resistance

New York Times, June 22, 2016
by Barry Meier and Abby Goodnough

[...] Mr. Scott’s story highlights one patient’s success. Yet it also underscores the d...

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Vermont Insurers Must Now Cover Vasectomies

NPR, June 18, 2016
by Rebecca Sananes

Vermont has become one of several states working to make sure vasectomies are among the birth contr...

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Federal Program That Helps Patients Navigate Medicare May Be Cut

NPR, January 17, 2016
by Susan Jaffe

A program that has helped seniors understand the many intricacies of Medicare, as well as save them...

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Feds Urge State Medicaid Programs To Encourage Long-Acting Contraceptives

Kaiser Health News, June 16, 2016
by Michelle Andrews

The federal government, which spends billions of dollars each year covering unintended pregnan...

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Judge Rejects F.T.C. Effort to Block Health System Merger

New York Times, June 14, 2016
by Reed Abelson

A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that the merger of two large Illinois hospital systems could proce...

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Republicans Shift Strategy, Go Small On Latest Health Law Changes

Kaiser Health News, June 13, 2016

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

The m...

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California Inches Closer To Offering Coverage Under Health Law To Those In U.S. Illegally

Kaiser Health News, June 13, 2016

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

Gov....

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Investors See Big Opportunities In Opioid Addiction Treatment

NPR, June 10, 2016
by Alison Kodjak

[...] Every crisis presents an opportunity, as the saying goes. And when it comes to opioid ad...

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HHS Unveils Rules To Limit Short-Term Health Policies, Strengthen Marketplaces

Kaiser Health News, June 9, 2016

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

These...

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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:

1. COMPARATIVE BENEFIT/HARM PRINCIPLES IN ICU RATIONING 

In what follows I...

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A FEMA-Like Fund Exists To Fight Zika — But Congress Has Left That Piggy Bank Empty

Kaiser Health News, June 6, 2016

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

The f...

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Obama: ‘Dismantling The VA System Would Be A Mistake’

Kaiser Health News, June 6, 2016

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

The p...

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Florida Stores Help Consumers Buy Imported Drugs Despite Federal Ban

Kaiser Health News, June 6, 2016
by Phil Galewitz

LAKELAND, Fla. — A hardy market for imported low-cost prescription drugs has taken root in Fl...

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Why the Economic Payoff From Technology Is So Elusive

New York Times, June 5, 2016
by Steve Lohr

[...] Since the financial crisis, the Obama administration has moved aggressively to push medi...

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The Aging Of America Will Create A $279B Opportunity By 2020

Forbes, June 2, 2016
by Larry Myler

The massive baby boomer demographic has been impacting industries like housing, travel, pets and he...

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Housing The Homeless Could Eventually Pay For Itself

Forbes, May 31, 2016
by Peter Ubel

A study of a supportive housing facility in Portland, Oregon, provides provocative evidence that a...

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India hospital transfusions infect thousands with HIV

BBC News, May 31, 2016

[...] Under law, it is mandatory for hospitals to screen donors and the donated blood for HIV, hepa...

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ACOs Will Face ‘Uphill Battle’ In Qualifying For Exemptions After IRS Ruling

Kaiser Health News, May 31, 2016

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

The a...

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Virginia Insurer’s Decision To Drop Bronze Plans Prompts Concerns

Kaiser Health News, May 27, 2016
by Michelle Andrews

News that a CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield subsidiary will stop selling bronze level plans on...

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Long-Acting Opioid Treatment Could Be Available In A Month

NPR, May 27, 2016
by Martha Bebinger

Labels for the first long-acting opioid addiction treatment device are rolling off printing machine...

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Insurers Seeking Rate Hikes of 20 Percent Or More for 2017

Kaiser Health News, May 26, 2016

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

The p...

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Baby Boomers Will Become Sicker Seniors Than Earlier Generations

NPR, May 25, 2016
by Alison Kodjak

The next generation of senior citizens will be sicker and costlier to the health care system over t...

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Din Erupts Over Obama’s Proposed Medicare Payment Plan

Kaiser Health News, May 23, 2016

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

Patie...

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Here’s what CEOs think of candidates’ healthcare ideas

Modern Healthcare, May 21, 2016
by Shannon Muchmore

The nation's top healthcare leaders overwhelmingly back the Affordable Care Act and suppor...

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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 puzzli...

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House Passes $622M For Zika Funding, But CDC Says ‘It’s Just Not Enough’

Kaiser Health News, May 19, 2016

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

On Tu...

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How Obamacare Affects Our Wallets And Debt Ratio

NPR, May 18, 2016
by Shankar Vedantam

A study examined the economic effects of the Affordable Care Act. Researchers found states that opt...

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Insurers’ Losses Nearly Double In Second Year Of Health Law, Due Largely To Medical Costs

Kaiser Health News, May 16, 2016

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

Howev...

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Despite $10B ‘Fix,’ Veterans Are Waiting Even Longer To See Doctors

NPR, May 16, 2016
by Quil Lawrence, Eric Whitney, and Michael Tomsic

Many veterans are still waiting to see a doctor.

Two years ago, vets were waiting a ...

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Dying Infants and No Medicine:

New York Times, May 15, 2016
by Nicholas Casey

BARCELONA, Venezuela — By morning, three newborns were already dead.

The day had begun with...

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House Republicans Win Lawsuit Over Obamacare Subsidies

Kaiser Health News, May 13, 2016

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

A fed...

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GOP’s Obamacare Replacement Would Include Changes To Medicare, Taxes On Insurance

Kaiser Health News, May 13, 2016

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

The H...

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Presidential Candidates Confront Obstacles To Opioid Addiction Treatment

NPR, May 11, 2016
by Tamara Keith

Presidential candidates have been confronted by voters over the crisis of opioid abuse and heroin a...

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Sounds Like A Good Idea? Selling Insurance Across State Lines

Kaiser Health News, May 11, 2016
by Julie Rovner and Francis Ying

Presidential candidates like to propose solutions to long-standing problems. Health care is no exce...

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China’s Regulators Come Knocking Again At Pharma’s Door

Forbes, May 11, 2016
by Benjamin Shobert

Last week, China’s National Development and Economic Reform Commission (NDRC) announced that...

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Watchdog Report Sharply Criticizes Fed’s Efforts To Recoup Medicare Advantage Overcharges

Kaiser Health News, May 10, 2016

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

The G...

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Doctor-Device Deals Need Scrutiny, Report Says:

Wall Street Journal, May 9, 2016
by Stephanie Armour

This article is behind a paywall. Harvard affiliates can access the full text via Hollis +.

Spinal...

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Q & A: What the Recent Explosion of Health Data Means For Patients

ProPublica, May 9, 2016
by Charles Ornstein

Two years ago, when the federal government first released data on how much Medicare paid...

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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 d...

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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...

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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)

Abstract:

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

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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:

  • Learn more about the presentations...

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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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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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