CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 2017 Annual Conference
Transparency in Health and Health Care: Legal and Ethical Possibilities and Limits

Friday, April 28, 2017
Conferences
2016-2017
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East ABC (2036)
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School is...

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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:

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

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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 organizations

The l...

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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 marketpla...

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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 enro...

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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 organizations

A let...

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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 organizations

Mille...

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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.

Competition is fierc...

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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 organizations

The c...

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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 m...

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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 organizations

The h...

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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 de...

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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 organizations

The f...

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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. And...

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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 hospita..

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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 findin...

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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 o...

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Denied Coverage For Surgery, Transgender Man Sues His Insurance Provider

NPR, August 1, 2016
by Will Stone

A transgender man in Phoenix is suing his employer in federal court to pay for sex reassignment sur...

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To Help Obamacare, Anthem Says Larger Penalties, Enrollment Changes Help

Forbes, July 28, 2016
by Bruce Japsen

Anthem executives say larger penalties for Americans who don’t sign up for health insurance a...

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Sen. Tim Kaine’s Record On Health Care:

NPR, July 27, 2016
by Rachel Bluth

As he takes the stage Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, vice p...

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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

Abstract:      


This chapter uses the controversy over mandated con...

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Mike Pence’s Health Policy Record Is A Mixed Bag

Kaiser Health News, July 21, 2016
by Jake Harper, WFYI

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is in the spotlight this week as the man Donald Trump has picked to be his...

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Will Federal Officials Practice What They Preach Over Aggressive Insurance Rate Reviews?

Kaiser Health News, July 18, 2016

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

Four...

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National Health Spending to Surpass $10,000 a Person in 2016

New York Times, July 13, 2016
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — National health spending will average more than $10,000 a person this year for t...

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HHS Report Says Obamacare Plans Are Cheaper Than They Look

NPR, July 12, 2016
by Alison Kodjak

Obamacare health plans have been getting a bad rap this year. Critics say the premiums are too high...

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With Eye On Sanders’ Endorsement, Clinton Offers Expanded Health Care Proposal

Kaiser Health News, July 11, 2016

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

Hilla...

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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.

Pre-order the book here!

Abstract of the Introduction: 

This introductory chapter to th...

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Court Strikes Down Obama Health Care Rule on Insurance Standards

The New York Times, July 5, 2016
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court has ruled that consumers must be allowed to buy certain...

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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

Abstract:

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

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Skeptical Worries for ICU Rationing

American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and Medicine, Spring 2016, Vol. 15, No. 2
by Luke Gelinas (Clinical Research Ethics Fellow)

From the article:

1. COMPARATIVE BENEFIT/HARM PRINCIPLES IN ICU RATIONING 

In what follows I...

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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 beg...

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Contrived Threats v. Uncontrived Warnings:

83 University of Chicago Law Review 503, 2016
by Einer Elhauge (Founding Faculty Director)

Abstract: Contractual duress, unconstitutional conditions, and blackmail have long been puzzli...

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Regulatory Specialist

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Regulatory Specialist
Partners HealthCare

Deadline: Open until filled.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 and&nb...

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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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