Health Law Workshop: Brendan Maher

Monday, February 13, 2017 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2016-2017
Hauser Hall, Room 104
Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Brendan S. Maher is a Professor of Law and the Director of the independently endowed Insurance Law C... Read More

Health Care after the Election

Monday, October 24, 2016 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2016-2017
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West AB (2019)
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Description

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As we approach the 2016 presidential election and change of administration, there are...

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Health Care Project Manager
Health Care & Fair Competition Bureau

Deadline: October 7, 2016

General Description

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Attorney General Maura Healey is looking for a highly motivated individua...

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Expansion Proposed For Women’s Health Services Without A Copay

NPR, September 27, 2016
by Michelle Andrews

The list of preventive services that women can receive without paying anything out of pocket under t...

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Remember The ‘Public Option’? Insurance Commissioner Wants To Try It In California

Kaiser Health News, September 23, 2016
by Chad Terhune

With major insurers retreating from the federal health law’s marketplaces, California’s...

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Insurers Add 3 Million Medicaid Patients Despite Election-Year Gridlock

Forbes, September 23, 2016
by Bruce Japsen

The expansion of Medicaid benefits, thanks largely to the Affordable Care Act, helped increase enrol...

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California Moves to Allow Undocumented Immigrants to Buy Insurance

New York Times, September 15, 2016
by Jennifer Medina

LOS ANGELES — In a move that is sure to draw the ire of Republicans, California officials are...

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After Year Filled With Turmoil, Health Law Is At A Crossroads

Kaiser Health News, September 8, 2016

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

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Lack Of Medicaid Expansion Hurts Rural Hospitals More Than Urban Facilities

Kaiser Health News, September 7, 2016
by Shefali Luthra

It isn’t news that in rural parts of the country, people have a harder time accessing good hea...

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Progress Slows on Uninsured as Health Law Blame Game Goes On

ABC News, September 6, 2016
by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press

Progress in reducing the number of people without health insurance in the U.S. appears to be losing...

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Marketplace Insurers, Already Under Fire For Limited Networks, Double Down To Cut Costs

Kaiser Health News, September 1, 2016

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

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A McKi...

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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)

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

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Audits Of Some Medicare Advantage Plans Reveal Pervasive Overcharging

NPR, August 29, 2016
by Fred Shulte

More than three dozen just-released audits reveal how some private Medicare plans overcharged the go...

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Is This the Way to Get Rid of the Ridiculous Health Conspiracy Theories?

Politico, August 27, 2016
by Dan Diamond, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] Ethicists point out that a mandatory medical review might not be feasible. While some imp...

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With Aetna Pullback, Many Marketplaces Will Have Only One Insurer In 2017

Kaiser Health News, August 22, 2016

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

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The la...

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Think Your Obamacare Plan Will Be Like Employer Coverage? Think Again

New York Times, August 19, 2016
by Margot Sanger-Katz

When Obamacare was developed, one goal was to allow middle-class Americans to use the new marketplac...

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Where Insurers’ Exits Are Hurting Obamacare Exchanges — And Where They Aren’t

NPR, August 18, 2016
by Phil Galewitz

Some of the Affordable Care Act's insurance marketplaces are in turmoil as the fourth open enrol...

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Aetna Warned DOJ: Block Humana Merger And We’ll Pull Out Of ACA Markets

Kaiser Health News, August 18, 2016

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

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A lett...

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The 13 Percent: A Look At Who Is Still Uninsured 6 Years Into Health Law

Kaiser Health News, August 18, 2016

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

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Millen...

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People With Obamacare Plans Filled More Prescriptions, But Had Lower Costs

Kaiser Health News, August 17, 2016
by Shefali Luthra

The 2010 health law was meant to expand insurance coverage so that Americans could get medical care...

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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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Customers’ Laser-Like Focus On Plan Prices Is Causing Concerns In Health Insurance Market

Kaiser Health News, August 15, 2016

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

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More Small, Midsized Firms Choose To Pay Workers’ Medical Costs Directly

Kaiser Health News, August 12, 2016
by Michelle Andrews

Instead of buying a health insurance policy to cover their workers, a growing number of small and mi...

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GOP Candidates Distance Campaigns From ‘Repeal-And-Replace’ Mantra Of The Past

Kaiser Health News, August 11, 2016

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

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The he...

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Obamacare Appears to Be Making People Healthier

New York Times, August 11, 2016
by Margot Sanger-Katz

[...] A few recent studies suggest that people have become less likely to have medical deb...

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Brewing Health Law Storm Could Rain On Next President’s First Month In Office

Kaiser Health News, August 11, 2016

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

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The fo...

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Insurance Rules Can Hamper Recovery From Opioid Addiction

NPR, August 5, 2016
by Jake Harper

[...] The prior authorization process adds work for doctors and their staff, says Dr. Andr...

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Vexing Question on Patient Surveys: Did We Ease Your Pain?

New York Times, August 4, 2016
by Jan Hoffman and Sabrina Tavernise

The questionnaire arrives in the mail a few days after a patient’s discharge from the hospital

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Obamacare Expansion A Bumpy Ride For Rural Health Clinics

Kaiser Health News, August 3, 2016
by Pauline Bartolone

A network of clinics that serves low-income patients in rural Northern California is finally finding...

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Aetna Backs Off Plans to Expand Its ACA Business

Wall Street Journal, August 2, 2016
by Anna Wilde Matthews

Aetna Inc. became the last of the five major national health insurers to project a loss on...

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Bosses in the Bedroom: Religious Employers and the Future of Employer-Sponsored Health Care

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

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This chapter uses the controversy over mandated cont...

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Nudging Health: Health Law and Behavioral Economics:

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

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Abstract of the Introduction: 

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This introductory chapter to the...

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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

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

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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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The Relationship Between Bioethics and U.S. Health Law:

In The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Healthcare Law, I. Glenn Cohen, Allison K. Hoffman, and William M. Sage, eds., May 2016
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

>Abstract: ;This chapter explores the way bioethics is taught as part of U.S. health law. It begi... Read More

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

Regulatory Specialist
Partners HealthCare

Deadline: Open until filled.

As a not-for-profit organization, Partners HealthCare is committed to supporting patient care, resea...

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What’s next for opioid legislation?

Politico Pulse, April 22, 2016
by Dan Diamond, referencing Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow)

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[...] HEALTH WONK RECAP — PULSE flagged a few interesting stu...

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Health Acceleration Challenge
Harvard Business School & Harvard Medical School

Deadline: May 16, 2016

There are few communities of professionals that are as innovative as those in health care. From inve...

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State Health Access Reform Evaluation (SHARE): Call for Proposals
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Deadline: June 1, 2016

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States continue to play a critical role in the implementation of health reform. States have...

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Faith charities eye Justice Kennedy in Obamacare birth control fight

The Washington Times, March 21, 2016
by Tom Howell Jr., quoting Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

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[...] The Justice Department argues that a victory for the nonprofits wo...

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Feeling Better: What is the FDA doing, and how is it doing it?

The Weekly Standard, March 21, 2016
by by Devorah Goldman, reviewing FDA in the 21st Century by Holly F. Lynch (Executive Director) and I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

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[...] In his last State of the Union address, Barack Obama asked, &l...

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Global Ideas for U.S. Solutions
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Deadline: May 31, 2016

Throughout its history, the United States has learned from great ideas from abroad, from bagels to d...

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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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How to Make the Most of Drugs We Already Have

The Upshot, New York Times, February 22, 2016
by By Austin Frakt, citing Ben Roin (Academic Fellow alumnus)

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[...] Moreover, if a drug company cannot ascertain the problem for which a prescri...

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A Tool to Help Address Key Ethical Issues in Research

Journal of Medical Ethics Blog, February 22, 2016
by Rebecca H. Li & Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

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One of the most important responsibilities of a clinical project lead at a...

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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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  • 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)

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

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2016 President’s Challenge
Harvard Innovation Lab

Deadline: February 08, 2016

There are truly important issues facing the world today. The President’s Challenge demonstrate...

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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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Contrived Threats v. Uncontrived Warnings:

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 83, No. 2 (forthcoming 2016)
by Einer R. Elhauge (Founding Faculty Director)

>Abstract:      
; Contractual duress, unconstitutional conditions, and b... Read More

Health Law Fellow
National Health Law Program, North Carolina Office

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Position: The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) seeks a full-time health law fellow to be...

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Inbound medical tourism to Barbados:

BMC Health Services Research, July 2015, Vol. 15
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) et al.

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Enabled by globalizing processes such as trade liberalization, medical...

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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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Review of Human Subjects Research Regulation: Perspectives on the Future

IRB: Ethics & Human Research, July-August 2015, Vol. 37, No. 4
by Christine Grady

>Christine Grady, MSN, PhD, the chief of the Department of Bioethics in the Clinical Center of the Na...

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Religious nonprofits not losing faith after latest failed Obamacare birth control mandate appeal

The Washington Times, July 2, 2015
by Tom Howell Jr., quoting Holly F. Lynch (Executive Director)

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[...] Wednesday’s opinion against Wheaton came nine days after the Fi...

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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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California’s Obamacare exchange to collect insurance data on patients

LA Times, June 21, 2015
by Chad Terhune, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article

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With 1.4 million people enrolled, the state-run marketplace is embarking on an am...

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Mandatory Process

Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 90, No. 1, 2015
by Matthew J. B. Lawrence (Academic Fellow)

Academic Fellow ;Matthew J. B. Lawrence has a new article forthcoming in 2015 identifying t...

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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)

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

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Regulating Bodies Across Borders:

Bodies Across Borders: The Global Circulation of Body Parts, Medical Tourists and Professionals (Bronwyn Parry, Beth Greenhough, Tim Brown and Isabel Dyck, eds. Ashgate 2015)
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has authored a new chapter on medical tourism

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Contrived Threats v. Uncontrived Warnings:

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 83, No. 2, 2016
by Professor Einer Elhauge (Founding Director)

>Professor Einer Elhauge has posted an updated version of his article, “Contrived Threats and U... Read More

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 wil...

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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)

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Congressman Paul Ryan and other influential Republicans sketched out plans Tuesda...

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The APHA Public Health Fellowship in Government
American Public Health Association

Deadline: March 09, 2015

The APHA Public Health Fellowship in Government is designed to provide a unique public policy l...

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Call for Papers: Health Law Scholars Workshop 2015
The Center for Health Law Studies, Saint Louis University School of Law

Deadline: April 13, 2015

The Health Law Scholars Workshop is a collegial forum in which faculty new to health law and bioethi...

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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 adm...

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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 and&nbs... Read More

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 ca...

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2015-2016 Fellowship in Medical Ethics
The Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School

Deadline: March 02, 2015

The Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School supports research and teaching on ethical issues...

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Health Policy Attorney
Legal Action Center

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Legal Action Center (LAC) seeks a Health Policy Attorney in its New York office to wor...

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Health Journalism 2015: Fellowships
Association of Health Care Journalists

Deadline: March 02, 2015

AHCJ, with the support of several health foundations, is able to offer a number of fellowships...

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No faith in health reform:

Crain's: New York Business, November 23, 2014
by Caroline Lewis, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] Under the health-care-sharing ministry model, before coverage kicks in, a household pays a mon...

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Obamacare, back on trial

Harvard Gazette, November 14, 2014
by Christina Pazzanese, interviewing Einer Elhauge (Founding Faculty Director)

From the article

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In a move that caught many observers off guard, the U.S. Supreme Court last week...

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