As Health Law Debate Shifts From Theoretical To Tangible, Opponents No Longer Have Loudest Voices

Kaiser Health News, February 21, 2017

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Health Law’s 10 Essential Benefits:

Kaiser Health News, February 21, 2017
by Michelle Andrews

[...] There are some big hurdles, however. The health law requires that insurers who sell policies f...

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Lawmakers, Headed Home For Recess, Braced To Face ‘Dam-Bursting Levels’ Of Activism

Kaiser Health News, February 21, 2017

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GOP Leadership Presents ‘Smorgasbord’ Of Repeal Options, But Few Concrete Details

Kaiser Health News, February 17, 2017

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

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CMS Nominee Avoids Getting Pinned Down On Specifics About Medicaid, Drug Prices

Kaiser Health News, February 17, 2017

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

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Call for Papers
AMA Journal of Ethics

Deadline: Various.

The AMA Journal of Ethics® is an open-access, MEDLINE-indexed online journal of expert...

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Shorter Enrollment Period For Obamacare Proposed By Administration

NPR, February 15, 2017
by Alison Kodjak

[...] HHS's proposed changes are designed to make the individual health care market less vulnera...

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As Conservatives Dig In On Complete Repeal, GOP Leaders Warily Eye Growing Intra-Party Divide

Kaiser Health News, February 15, 2017

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A Deep Dive Into 4 GOP Talking Points On Health Care

Kaiser Health News, February 15, 2017
by Julie Rovner

Republican leaders have a lengthy list of talking points about the shortcomings of the health law. S...

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Humana First Insurer To Quit ACA Marketplaces Amid Uncertainty Of Health Law’s Future

Kaiser Health News, February 15, 2017

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Docs Bill Medicare For End-Of-Life Advice As ‘Death Panel’ Fears Reemerge

Kaiser Health News, February 15, 2017
by JoNel Aleccia

End-of-life counseling sessions, once decried by some conservative Republicans as “d...

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Trump’s ‘Two Out, One In’ Regulatory Policy May Apply to Some FDA Guidance

Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS), February 6, 2017
by Zachary Brennan, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

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As far as what existing regulations if repealed would be considered par...

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E&C delays vote on drug pricing bill

Politico, February 6, 2017
by Sarah Karlin-Smith, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

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On cost: studies have found that it usually takes a handful of generic drugscompe...

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What You Don’t Know About the Cost of Grandma’s Prescription

Pacific Standard, February 3, 2017
by Carson Leigh Brown, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

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To grapple with how and why the process works this way, we talked with Rache...

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Angry Town Hall Meetings on Health Care Law, and Few Answers

New York Times, February 13, 2017
by Thomas Kaplan

PEWAUKEE, Wis. — Michelle Roelandts had a question for her congressman: If the Affordable Care...

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Obamacare And Affordable Care Act Are The Same, But Americans Still Don’t Know That

NPR, February 11, 2017
by Lakshmi Singh, interviewing Kyle Dropp

Morning Consult Chief Research Officer Kyle Dropp talks about a recent survey which shows one third...

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Price Confirmed As HHS Secretary Along Party Lines After Democrats Run The Clock Out

Kaiser Health News, February 10, 2017

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As House Republicans Step Up Efforts To Revamp Medicaid, GOP Senators Meet About Concerns

Kaiser Health News, February 10, 2017

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GOP Docs Rise To Power As Congress Retools Health Care Law

NPR, February 10, 2017
by Phil Galewitz

The confirmation of Tom Price, the orthopedic surgeon-turned-Georgia congressman, as secretary of He...

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Issues Facing Republicans in Replacing Affordable Care Act

New York Times, February 7, 2017
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — Ever since Democrats began pushing the Affordable Care Act through Congress more...

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Citing Complicated Nature Of Replacement, Trump Walks Back Promised Deadline

Kaiser Health News, February 6, 2017

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

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Health Insurers Say They Don’t Want To Go Back To Being The Bad Guys

NPR, February 3, 2017
by Audie Cornish, interviewing Sabrina Corlette

President Donald Trump and other Republican leaders have been working to repeal and replace the Affo...

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Employers Fret Job-Based Coverage Vulnerable To Fallout From GOP Health Overhaul

Kaiser Health News, February 3, 2017
by Jay Hancock

[...] Any new health law needs substantial revenue to replace the Cadillac tax as well as ACA t...

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What Experts in Law and Medicine Have to Say About the Cost of Drugs

The Health Care Blog, February 2, 2017
by Andy Oram, on PFC's 5th Annual Health Law Year in P/Review Conference

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Pharmaceutical drug costs impinge heavily on consumers’ consciousness, ofte...

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In Sign Of Escalating Tension On Hill, Senate Panel Lifts Rules To Vote On Price Without Dems

Kaiser Health News, February 2, 2017

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The Trump-era Supreme Court could erode abortion access with a ‘death by 1,000 cuts’

Business Insider, February 1, 2017
by Rebecca Harrington, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

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Glenn Cohen, a health-law expert and professor at Harvard Law School, said two ki...

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Indiana Looks To Extend Medicaid Experiment Started Under Obamacare

NPR, February 1, 2017
by Phil Galewitz

As Congress weighs repeal of the Affordable Care Act, the home state of Vice President Mike Pence Tu...

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Democrats Say Cabinet Choice Tom Price ‘Misled’ The Public. Here’s What We Know.

Kaiser Health News, February 1, 2017
by Christina Jewett

Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday morning pushed through the nomination of Rep....

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‘We’ll Be Judged In The Election’

Kaiser Health News, January 30, 2017

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

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Obamacare Repeal Could Threaten Provisions That Help Older Adults

NPR, January 28, 2017
by Ina Jaffe

Republican lawmakers meeting in Philadelphia this week say they want their replacement of Obamacare...

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Hospitals Worry Repeal Of Obamacare Would Jeopardize Innovations In Care

NPR, January 27, 2017
by Kristin Gourlay

Much has been written about the 20 million people who gained health insurance under the Af...

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Repeal Ripples

NPR, January 27, 2017
by Interviews with health exchanges heads in CA, CO, CT, MA, NY

With open enrollment season for buying health coverage under the Affordable Care Act ending Tuesday,...

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Trump To GOP Lawmakers:

Kaiser Health News, January 27, 2017

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Trump White House abruptly halts Obamacare ads

Politico, January 26, 2017
by Paul Demko

The Trump administration has pulled the plug on all Obamacare outreach and advertising in the crucia...

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Baker’s Health Price Cap Plan May Be Seen As A Hybrid Between A Free And Regulated Market

WBUR (NPR Boston), January 26, 2017
by Martha Bebinger

In the raging battle about what's next for the Affordable Care Act, some experts argue the real...

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Hiring Freeze And Obamacare Repeal Could Clobber Veterans Affairs

NPR, January 25, 2017
by Quil Lawrence

As promised, President Trump has moved to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. It's a concern for...

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Fifth Annual Health Law Year in P/Review

Monday, January 23, 2017 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2016-2017
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West AB
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

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Trump’s Plan To Convert Medicaid Into Block Grants Would Saddle Lawmakers With Tough Decisions

Kaiser Health News, January 23, 2017

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Meet The Republican Governors Who Don’t Want To Repeal All Of Obamacare

NPR, January 23, 2017
by Nick Castele

As Congressional Republicans begin work on repealing the Affordable Care Act, many of the nation'...

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Trump’s Vow to Repeal Health Law Revives Talk of High-Risk Pools

New York Times, January 22, 2017
by Reed Abelson

[...] About 27 percent of people under 65 are thought to have some sort of pre-existing conditi...

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What Does Trump’s Executive Order Against Obamacare Actually Do?

New York Times, January 21, 2017
by Margot Sanger-Katz

Donald J. Trump ran on a campaign promise to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. So it should not com...

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California Withdraws Bid To Allow Undocumented To Buy Unsubsidized Plans

Kaiser Health News, January 20, 2017
by Ana B. Ibarra and Chad Terhune

Lawmakers in Sacramento have halted a first-in-the-nation effort by California to expand access to h...

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With Dreams Of Fewer Restrictions, GOP Governors Now Interested In Federal Medicaid Money

Kaiser Health News, January 19, 2017

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One Foot Out the Door, Medicare Chief Launches His Own Twitter Barrage

Kaiser Health News, January 19, 2017
by Rachel Bluth

Government bureaucrats are not often Twitter celebrities. But Andy Slavitt, current head of the agen...

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Health Law Repeal Could Cost 18 Million Their Insurance, Study Finds

New York Times, January 17, 2017
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — Eighteen million people could lose their insurance within a year and individual i...

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They Won An Early Victory — Now GOP Faces Pressure To Deliver On Promises

Kaiser Health News, January 17, 2017

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Trump Pledges His Health Care Plan Will Provide ‘Much Better’ Insurance For ‘Everyone’

Kaiser Health News, January 17, 2017

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Large Employer Health Plans Could Also See Some Impacts From Obamacare Overhaul

Kaiser Health News, January 17, 2017
by Michelle Andrews

If you think that because you get health insurance through your job at a big company, you won&r...

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What An Obamacare Repeal Would Mean For Rural Hospitals

NPR, January 14, 2017
by Scott Simon, interviewing Maggie Elehwany

Scott Simon speaks with Maggie Elehwany of the National Rural Health Association about a possible Ob...

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Possible GOP Defectors Threaten To Undermine Repeal Strategy

Kaiser Health News, January 9, 2017

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Republicans’ 4-Step Plan to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

New York Times, January 4, 2017
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — Vice President-elect Mike Pence and the top Republicans in Congress made clear on...

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Senate Republicans Open Fight Over Obama Health Law

New York Times, January 4, 2017
by Thomas Kaplan and Glenn Thrush

WASHINGTON — Congress opened for battle over the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday as Republica...

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Behavioral science suggests that Obamacare may not change as much as Republicans claim

STAT, January 3, 2017
by Christopher R. Robertson (Academic Fellow Alumnus), I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), & Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

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In the waning days of his administration, President Obama encouraged Americans to...

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How Donald Trump’s Health Secretary Pick Endangers Women

New York Times, December 28, 2016
by Allison K. Hoffman (Academic Fellow Alumna) and Jill R. Horwitz

LOS ANGELES — With the selection of Representative Tom Price as secretary of health and human...

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What’s Confusing Us About Mental Health Parity

HealthAffairs Blog, December 22, 2016
by Nathaniel Counts (Student Fellow alumnus), Timothy Clement, Amanda Mauri, Paul Gionfriddo, and Garry Carneal

The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) has been law since 2008. MHPAEA...

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The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Healthcare Law

The Oxford Handbooks, July 2016 (online), January 2017 (print)
by Edited by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Allison K. Hoffman (Academic Fellow Alumna), and William M. Sage

>Abstract: ;The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Health Law covers the breadth and depth of health law thr... Read More

What Health Reform Reveals about Health Law

In The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Healthcare Law, I. Glenn Cohen, Allison K. Hoffman, and William M. Sage, eds., July 2016 (online), January 2017 (print)
by Allison K. Hoffmann (Academic Fellow Alumna)

>Chapter Abstract: ;This chapter describes the arc of health reform in the U.S. over the Twentiet... Read More

Funding for Cures Bill Remains Sticking Point for Health Groups

Bloomberg, November 28, 2016
by Anna Edney and Zachary Tracer, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

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The Cures bill will fund some prevention efforts, said Lynne Weil, a spokeswoman...

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Morning View 11-28-16: Pharmaceuticals News

Institute for Clinical and Economic Review's Morning View, November 28, 2016
by Mitchell Stein, citing Bill of Health post by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

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On Friday, building on the long-standing DC tradition of releasing gargantuan reg...

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House lines up biotech lollipops as support grows for an epic 21st Century Cures Act

Endpoints News, November 28, 2016
by James Carroll, citing Bill of Health blog post by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

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According to Kaiser Health News, more than 1,400 lobbyists have ta...

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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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Online J-Term Health Law Courses
875 Summit Ave. | St. Paul, MN 55105

Deadline: January 02, 2017

The Mitchell Hamline School of Law Health Law Institute is pleased to offer two online health law co...

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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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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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Harvard Scholars Come to the Defense of Alabama Death Row Inmate

Alabama Political Reporter, October 19, 2016
by Chip Brownlee

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Harvard College medical ethicists filed a brief this month with the US Court of A...

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Medical ethicists challenge court ruling on lethal injection in Alabama case

ScienceDaily, October 18, 2016
by Harvard Medical School

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Court orders demanding death row inmates to provide "specific, detailed and concr...

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President’s Innovation Challenge
Harvard Innovation Lab

Deadline: December 5, 2016

General Description

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We are pleased to announce the sixth annual ;President's Innovation Ch...

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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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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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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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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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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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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., July 2016 (online), January 2017 (print)
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: June 05, 2016

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)

Excerpt from article

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

Excerpt from the article

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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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