RESCHEDULED: Health Law Workshop: Judith Daar

Monday, April 17, 2017 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2016-2017
Hauser Hall, Room 104
Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Judith Daar is Professor of Law at Whittier Law School with a joint appointment at the UCI School of... Read More

Health Law Workshop: Leo Beletsky

Monday, April 10, 2017 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2016-2017
Hauser Hall, Room 104
Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Leo Beletsky is Associate Professor of Law and Health Sciences with a joint appointment with th... Read More

Health Law Workshop: Kathryn Zeiler

Monday, March 27, 2017 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2016-2017
Hauser Hall, Room 104
Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Kathryn Zeiler is Professor of Law and Nancy Barton Scholar at the BU School of Law. Prior to j... Read More

Health Law Workshop: Khiara Bridges

Monday, March 06, 2017
Health Law Workshops
2016-2017
Room TBD
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

>Khiara Bridges has written many articles concerning, race, class, reproductive rights, and the... Read More

Professorship of Law and Medicine
Penn State Law and College of Medicine

Deadline: Open until filled.

Penn State Law (University Park) and the Penn State College of Medicine (Hershey) invite application...

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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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​Federal Officials Increase Scrutiny As Drug Thefts Plague VA Hospitals

Kaiser Health News, February 21, 2017

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

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Post-Doctoral Research Position
Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics (SCBE)

Deadline: March 15, 2017

This position is available as part of the Stanford Training Program in Ethical, Legal, and Social Im...

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Universities Face Pressure to Hold the Line on Title IX

New York Times, February 18, 2017
by Anemona Hartocollis

Advocates are starting a campaign to try to persuade colleges to maintain the Obama administration&r...

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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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Appeals court strikes down Florida ‘docs v Glocks’ law

Washington Post, February 17, 2017
by Ben Guarino

In 2011, the Florida state legislature passed a law called the Firearms Owners’ Privacy Act. T...

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China Blacklists Carfentanil, Closing A Deadly Loophole

NPR, February 16, 2017
by Bill Chappell

The drug is so strong and deadly, it's been researched as a chemical weapon of warfare; police o...

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Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy

JAMA Forum, February 14, 2017
by Eli Y. Adashi and I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article

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Mitochondrial replacement therapy, an experimental approach that takes aim at mat...

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Call for Papers
European Pharmaceutical Law Review (EPLR)

Deadline: Various

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The European Pharmaceutical Law Review (EPLR) provides a forum to discuss, comment...

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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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Texas Judge Upends Effort To Limit Charity Funding For Kidney Care

NPR, February 14, 2017
by Michelle Andrews

[...] Insurers suffered a setback recently when a federal judge temporarily blocked a new...

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Scientific Panel Says Editing Heritable Human Genes Could Be OK In The Future

NPR, February 14, 2017
by Rob Stein

Scientists could be allowed to make modifications in human DNA that can be passed down through subse...

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Why Did That Drug Price Increase 6,000%? It’s The Law

Forbes, February 10, 2017
by Matthew Herper, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article

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Marathon is a member of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America...

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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)

From the article

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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)

From the article

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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)

From the article

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

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NFL Team Doctors: In Whose Interest?

Radio Health Journal, February 5, 2017
by Nancy Benson, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the interview

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Injured NFL players are treated by doctors employed by teams, but a Harvard stu...

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Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy: Unmade in the USA

The JAMA Forum, February 14, 2017
by Eli Y. Adashi and I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article

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Mitochondrial replacement therapy, an experimental approach that takes aim at mat...

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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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Federal Judge Blocks Anthem’s Planned Acquisition of Cigna

Wall Street Journal, February 9, 2017
by Brent Kendall and Anna Wilde Mathews

>This article is behind a paywall. Harvard affiliates can access the full text via Hollis+

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Common Rule Revisions: Impact of Public Comment, and What’s Next?

The Hastings Center Blog, February 8, 2017
by By Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and Barbara E. Bierer

From the blog post

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On January 19, the day the final revisions to the Federal Policy for...

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Advanced and end of life care: cautionary suggestions

Journal of Medical Ethics, February 7, 2017 (online)
by Frances Kamm (former Senior Fellow)

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This article considers some clinical and population level approaches to advanced care of...

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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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Go to Jail. Die From Drug Withdrawal. Welcome to the Criminal Justice System.

Mother Jones, February 5, 2017
by Julia Lurie

[...] Yet as the nationwide opioid epidemic continues to spiral, more and more inmates who use...

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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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Marijuana’s Patent Spree Puts The ‘High’ In High Tech

Forbes, February 6, 2017
by George Anders

The most lucrative mobile apps have already been built. The odds of developing breakthrough new...

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Trump’s F.D.A. Pick Could Undo Decades of Drug Safeguards

New York Times, February 5, 2017
by Katie Thomas

President Trump’s vow to overhaul the Food and Drug Administration could bring major...

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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

From the article

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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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Traveling for Assisted Suicide

In Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Global Views on Choosing to End Life (Michael J. Cholbi, ed.), Praeger, 2017 (forthcoming)
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

This book addresses key historical, scientific, legal, and philosophical issues surrounding euthanas...

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VA Nominee Says System Is ‘Worth Saving,’ Promises Not To Privatize Veterans’ Health Care

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)

From the article

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

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Reading Between The Lines, Anti-Abortion Movement Celebrates Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

Kaiser Health News, February 1, 2017

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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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Medicare Rates to See ‘Moderate’ Increase

Wall Street Journal, February 1, 2017
by Anna Wilde Matthews

>This article is behind a paywall. Harvard affiliates can access the full text via Hollis+

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Federal...

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Trump’s travel ban rattles medical residency programs

Politico Pulse, January 31, 2017
by Dan Diamond, featuring blog post by Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow alumna)

From the article

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Trump's order on regulations is a 'terrible idea' for rulemaking.&nbs...

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Morning View 01-31-17

Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER), January 31, 2017
by Mitchell Stein, featuring blog post by Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow alumna)

From the article

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The President issued an Executive Order basically saying that for every new regul...

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Vitals

Axios, January 31, 2017
by David Nather, featuring blog post by Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow alumna)

From the article

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The executive order could have an especially big impact on implementing the 21st...

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The $4,500 injection to stop heroin overdoses

Washington Post, January 27, 2017
by Shefali Luthra, quoting W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

From the article

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Thanks to an infusion of public funding to combat opioid overdoses, other institu...

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Where Neil Gorsuch Would Fit on the Supreme Court

New York Times, January 31, 2017
by Alicia Parlapiano and Karen Yourish

In nominating Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, President Trump chose a jurist who closely...

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‘We’ll Be Judged In The Election’

Kaiser Health News, January 30, 2017

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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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The Breakthrough: Uncovering Danger at the Pharmacy Counter

ProPublica, January 27, 2017
by Charles Ornstein and Tracy Weber

Every time you pick up a prescription at the drugstore, you’re handed a set of instructions sh...

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Free soda: France bans unlimited sugary drink refills

BBC News, January 27, 2017

Restaurants and other spaces catering to the public in France have been banned from offering unlimit...

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Trump To GOP Lawmakers:

Kaiser Health News, January 27, 2017

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CDC Fall 2017 Externships in Public Health Law
CDC’s Public Health Law Program

Deadline: April 30, 2017

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Law has been critical in achieving public health goals and serves as the foundation for...

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Visiting Health Law Position
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Deadline: February 24, 2017

The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law invites applications for a visiting assistan...

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CDC Summer 2017 Externships in Public Health Law
CDC’s Public Health Law Program

Deadline: January 31, 2017 for Spring 2017 Externships

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Law has been critical in achieving public health goals and serves as the foundation for...

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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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Do ethics demand evaluations of public health laws?

Journal of Health Care Law Policy, 2016, Vol. 19, Issue 1
by Kerri McGowan Lowrey, Stephanie R. Morain, and Christine M. Baugh (Student Fellow Alumna)

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Ideally, public health laws would be developed on a robust base of scientific, ep...

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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

>Couldn't make it to the event? Check out some of the speakers' slides as well as blog posts... Read More

Trump Revives Reagan-Era Ban on Use of Foreign Aid for Abortion Counseling

New York Times, January 23, 2017
by Somini Sengupta

UNITED NATIONS — President Trump reinstated a policy on Monday that originated in the Reagan e...

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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 HHS Pick Favored Drugmakers, Device Makers And Doctors

Kaiser Health News, January 23, 2017
by Christina Jewett and Marisa Taylor

As Cabinet nominee Tom Price faces a Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday, a newly released trove of...

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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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