Fourth Annual Health Law Year in P/Review

Friday, January 29, 2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2015-2016
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East C
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

The Fourth Annual Health Law Year in P/Review symposium will feature leading experts discussin...

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Health Insurers Face Little Enforcement Of Federal Mental Health Parity Law

NPR, July 29, 2015
by Jenny Gold

Insurers are supposed to cover mental health treatment as they cover other illnesses but they don&#...

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As Medicare and Medicaid Turn 50, Use of Private Health Plans Surges

New York Times, July 29, 2015
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — As Medicare and Medicaidreach their 50th anniversary on Thursday,...

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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.

Abstract: 

Background

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

From the article: 

While Medicaid expansion remains a dream for Americans in many states, the...

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Intensive End-Of-Life Care On The Rise For Cancer Patients

NPR, July 22, 2015
by Michelle Andrews

Conversations about end-of-life care are difficult. But even though most people now take some steps...

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HHS Pushes States To Negotiate Lower Obamacare Rates

Kaiser Health News, July 22, 2015
by Julie Rovner

Some analysts who have looked at health insurers’ proposed premiums for next year predict maj...

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Feds Say 7.5M Paid An Average Penalty Of $200 For Not Having Health Insurance

Kaiser Health News, July 21, 2015
by Phil Galewitz

About 7.5 million Americans paid an average penalty of $200 for not having health insurance in 2014...

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Budget Concerns Grow As Medicaid Enrollments Outpace Estimates In Expansion States

Kaiser Health News, July 20, 2015

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

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Medicaid Expansion Plans Advance In Utah, Alaska

Kaiser Health News, July 20, 2015

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

Repu...

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Siren Song Of Tech Lures New Doctors Away From Medicine

NPR, July 19, 2015
by Christina Farr

Even as a young child, Amanda Angelotti dreamed about becoming a doctor.

But by her third year at...

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Phony Applicants Approved For Subsidies And Allowed To Re-Enroll On Healthcare.gov

Kaiser Health News, July 16, 2015

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

A co...

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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 N...

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New Rule Eases Contraceptive Requirement For Businesses With Religious Objections

Kaiser Health News, July 13, 2015

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

The...

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New Regulations Would Require Modernizing Nursing Home Care

Kaiser Health News, July 13, 2015
by Susan Jaffe

After nearly 30 years, the Obama administration wants to modernize the rules nursing homes must fol...

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In Florida, A Former Fast-Food Worker Lands In Medicaid Gap

NPR, July 11, 2015
by Wilson Sayre

[...] The reason Louis didn't get Obamacare is that in Florida, only part of The Affordabl...

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Medicare Proposes Paying Doctors For End-Of-Life Discussions

Kaiser Health News, July 9, 2015

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

Six...

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Women Are Saving Money Thanks To Expanded Birth Control Coverage

NPR, July 8, 2015
by Julie Rovner

Women are saving a lot of money as a result of a health law requirement that insurance cover most f...

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Insurers Seek Big Rate Increases, Citing Sicker Obamacare Customers

Kaiser Health News, July 6, 2015

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

The...

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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)

From the article: 

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

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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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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:

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

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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...

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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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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.

Abstract:

&ls...

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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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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...

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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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The APHA Public Health Fellowship in Government

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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...

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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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2015-2016 Fellowship in Medical Ethics

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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

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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 wo...

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Health Journalism 2015: Fellowships

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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 mo...

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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:

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

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2015 California Health Journalism Fellowship

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2015 California Health Journalism Fellowship
Reporting on Health, University of Southern California

Deadline: December 01, 2014

When: March 1-5, 2015

Where: Los Angeles

As its enters its second year, Obamacare promises to con...

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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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Petrie-Flom Center Annual Open House - 2014

Monday, October 06, 2014 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West AB
1585 Massachusetts Ave., 2nd floor, Cambridge, MA

The Petrie-Flom Center discussed how you can get involved at this gathering for faculty, colle...

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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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UCLA, Harvard Law Schools launch joint annual conference on food law and policy

Harvard Law Today, August 8, 2014

From the article:

UCLA School of Law and Harvard Law School have announced the inauguration of the...

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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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After Hobby Lobby, ACA exceptions may become the rule

Reuters, July 15, 2014
by Interview with Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

Holly Fernandez Lynch analyzes the impact of the Supreme Court's recent decision, saying the Re...

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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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When Religious Freedom Clashes with Access to Care:

NEJM, July 2, 2014
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), Gregory Curfman

At the tail end of this year's Supreme Court term, religious freedom came into sharp conflict w...

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Hobby Lobby stunner:

Washington Times, June 30, 2014
by Tom Howell Jr., quoting Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

[...] Holly Lynch, a health and ethics expert at Harvard Law School, said she was “not surpri...

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Summer Program in US Health Reform

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Summer Program in US Health Reform
O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University

Deadline: July 21 - 25, 2014

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: June 15

Program Details

Program Fee.

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Choosing not to choose:

Harvard Law Today, June 18, 2014

Harvard Law Today featured Cass Sunstein's keynote address at the 2014 Petrie-Flom Center Annua...

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2014 Annual Conference:
Behavioral Economics, Law, and Health Policy

Saturday, May 03, 2014
Conferences
2013-2014
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East ABC
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Couldn't join us in person at Harvard Law School? Join the conversation on Twitter using #...

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Accountability in the ACO Structure:

Risk & Insurance, April 2014
by Katie Siegel

[...] As physician employers, ACOs “will need professional liability coverage for the errors...

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Many states avoiding paying for glitchy health care sites:

Washington Times, April 15, 2014
by Tom Howell Jr., quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Co-Director)

“I think these will be handled as is most government contracting: threats of litigation or ex...

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EdX Course:

EdX, Course began April 7, 2014
by John E. McDonough, DrPH, MPA

This online course provides a basic and thorough understanding of the U.S. health care system focus...

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Few will use Obamacare hardship exemption, analysts say:

Washington Times, March 23, 2014
by Jacqueline Klimas, quoting Matthew J. B. Lawrence (Academic Fellow)

[...] “When you have a very vague term like this exemption 14, the devil could be in the deta...

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States seek wiggle room on Obamacare deadline:

Washington Times, March 19, 2014
by Tom Howell Jr., quoting Matthew J. B. Lawrence (Academic Fellow)

[...] “The deadline is March 31,” a Health and Human Services Department spokeswoman sa...

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Everything You Need to Know about the Healthcare Contraception Mandate

Shape, March 17, 2014
by Cristina Goyanes, interview with Holly Lynch (Petrie-Flom Executive Director)

[...] Starting March 25, the U.S. Supreme Court will begin hearing religious disputes over the cont...

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Was the Medicaid Expansion Coercive?

Routledge, 2014
by I. Glenn Cohen (Petrie-Flom Faculty Co-Director)

In The Affordable Care Act Decision: Philosophical and Legal Implications, Fritz Allhoff...

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Obama’s executive actions can backfire on Democrats if GOP takes the White House:

The Washington Times, February 16, 2014
by Tom Howell Jr., quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Petrie-Flom Faculty Co-Director)

[...] Although he is taking advantage of discretion built into the Affordable Care Act of 2010, tho...

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Religious groups to back Obamacare contraceptive mandate:

Washington Post, February 4, 2014
by Tom Howell, Jr. quoting Holly Fernandez Lynch (Petrie-Flom Executive Director)

[...] In its filing, the AJC said the case presents a rare instance in which they see a c...

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Too good to be true?

NBC News, February 3, 2014
by Zac Bissonnette, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Petrie-Flom Faculty Co-Director)

[...] The ministries are not regulated for solvency, said I. Glenn Cohen, a professor at Harvard La...

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Health Law Year in P/Review

Friday, January 31, 2014 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2013-2014
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East B & C
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Watch Event Recordings

Video of this conference is now available at online! (See below for links to specific panels.)

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Supreme Court Position on Obamacare Birth Control Mandate a Tough Call

Washington Times, December 25, 2013
by Tom Howell, Jr., quoting Holly Fernandez Lynch

[...] "It also probably will not matter that three of the court’s justices - Ruth B...

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Health Law Workshop: Christopher Robertson

Monday, December 02, 2013 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2013-2014
Hauser 105
1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Professor Roberts's readings, "Scaling Cost-Sharing to Wages" and "A Presumption agai...

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Supreme Court to decide Obamacare birth control mandate

Washington Times, November 26, 2013
by Tom Howell Jr., quoting Holly Fernandez Lynch

[...] Ms. Lynch said the outcome is a particularly hard one to predict. But she thinks the cou...

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Health and Food Law Opportunities at Harvard Law School

Friday, November 15, 2013 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2013-2014
Wasserstein Hall 3019
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

1Ls and 2Ls will have the opportunity to learn more about different classes and extracurricular act...

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White House won’t rule out delay of Obamacare; buyers wait for website fix

The Washington Times, October 22, 2013
by Ben Wolfgang and Tom Howell, Jr., quoting Holly Fernandez Lynch

[...] Others said it’s too early to sound the alarm.

“For people who must rely on the...

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Obamacare becomes test of faith for employer over birth control

The Washington Times, October 14, 2013
by Tom Howell, Jr. quoting Holly Fernandez Lynch

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The battle lines are drawn, but analysts of all stripes agree the case is on the fast-...

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Day 2 of Obamacare:

The Washington Post, October 2, 2013
by Tom Howell, Jr., quoting I. Glenn Cohen

"But service disruptions, should they continue, could spell trouble as the calendar nears a Dec. 15...

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Government: When push comes to nudge

Los Angeles Times, September 29, 2013
by Michelle N. Meyer and Christopher Chabris

Co-authored by Petrie-Flom Academic Fellow Alumna Michelle N. Meyer

News came last month th...

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Poll finds more share negative view of Obamacare:

The Washington Times, Sept. 16, 2013
by Tom Howell Jr.

"From its inception, the administration has had difficulty explaining the provisions of the [law],"...

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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

111th Congress, Office of the Legislative Counsel for the use of the House of Representatives

This is a link to the full text of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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National Federation of Independent Business et al. v. Sebelius

Supreme Court of the United States

This is a link to the Supreme Court’s decision holding as constitutional the individual manda...

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The Health Care Law & You

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

This is a link to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ detailed overview of the...

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A Guide to the Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act Decision

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

This policy brief describes the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act and looks...

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Summary of the Affordable Care Act

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

This summary of the law focuses on provisions to expand coverage, control health care costs, and im...

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Universal Coverage in Developing Country Health Systems:
Ethical Dilemmas

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - April 19, 2013
Conferences
2012-2013
The New Research Building, Harvard Medical School
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

Can Universal Coverage be achieved in even the world's lowest-income countries? China's rec...

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Health Care Reform Overview

The White House

This is a link to the Obama administration’s overview of the Act.

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Health Law Year in P/Review

Friday, February 01, 2013
Conferences
2012-2013
Wasserstein Hall 2036, Milstein East C, Harvard Law School
Watch Event Recordings

2012 was an historic year for health law, with the Supreme Court issuing the final word on the cons...

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Obamacare on Trial

by Einer Elhauge

This short book analyzes the Obamacare case -- focusing on many points the Supreme Court was never...

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Massachusetts:
A Community Approach to Quality, Affordable Health Care

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Lectures and Panels
2012-2013
Wasserstein Hall 1015, Harvard Law School

Six years after passing the groundbreaking health care access law that became the model for nationa...

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Obamacare on Trial:
A Booktalk with Einer Elhauge

Thursday, November 01, 2012
Lectures and Panels
2012-2013
Watch Event Recordings

The panel discussion on Petrie-Flom Center Founding Faculty Director Einer Elhauge’s boo...

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Health Care Reform:
A View from Both Sides

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Lectures and Panels
2012-2013

During this special off-the-record debate on American health care reform, moderated by the Petrie-F...

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