Feds Act To Help More Ex-Inmates Get Medicaid

NPR, April 29, 2016
by Jay Hancock

Administration officials moved Thursday to improve low Medicaid enrollment for emerging prisoners,...

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Ryan Calls For End To Health Law’s Premium-Cost Protections For People Who Are Ill

Kaiser Health News, April 28, 2016

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

House...

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SPECIAL REPORT: BALTIMORE’S OTHER DIVIDE,

Kaiser Health News, April 25, 2016
by Jay Hancock

[...] Thousands of people leave incarceration every year without access to the coverage and ca...

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More Exchange Plans Offer Patients Easier Access To Some Expensive Drugs:

Kaiser Health News, April 22, 2016
by Michelle Andrews

Some people with cancer, HIV and multiple sclerosis have better access to high-cost speci...

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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:

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

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Release Of Hospital Quality Ratings Delayed By Medicare Amid Lawmaker, Lobbying Pressure

Kaiser Health News, April 21, 2016

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

This...

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La. Governor Announces Medicaid Expansion Will Begin June 1, Save State $677M Over 5 Years

Kaiser Health News, April 19, 2016

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

About 375,0...

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Competition Suffers Most If UnitedHealth Exits Obamacare In 2017: Analysis

Kaiser Health News, April 18, 2016
by Phil Galewitz

If UnitedHealthcare follows through on its threat to quit the health insurance marketplaces in 2017...

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Study: Public Increasingly Appreciates Health Law, But Likability Remains Rooted In Politics

Kaiser Health News, April 14, 2016

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

A new...

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Most Doctors Unsure How to Discuss End-of-Life Care, Survey Says

Kaiser Health News, April 14, 2016
by Barbara Feder Ostrov

Doctors know it’s important to talk with their patients about end-of-life care.

But they&rsq...

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Health Acceleration Challenge

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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 inv...

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Largest U.S. Health Insurer Pulls Out Of Health Exchanges In Georgia, Arkansas

Kaiser Health News, April 11, 2016

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

The m...

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J-PAL Health Care Delivery Innovation Competition

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J-PAL Health Care Delivery Innovation Competition
MIT

Deadline: June 17, 2016

The J-PAL Health Care Delivery Innovation Competition will support visionary health care leaders in...

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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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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)

Excerpt from article:

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

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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)

Excerpt from the article:

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

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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)

From the article: 

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

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Global Ideas for U.S. Solutions

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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...

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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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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)

From the article

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

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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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2016 President’s Challenge

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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 demonstrat...

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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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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...

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Health Law Fellow

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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 b...

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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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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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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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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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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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Supreme Court Decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby

by Supreme Court of the United States

Read the Supreme Court's decision in favor of the right of the owners of "closely-held for-prof...

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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

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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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