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 is celebrating its first decade and kicking off the next by looking at the f...

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Licking Wounds, Insurers Accelerate Moves To Limit Health-Law Enrollment

Kaiser Health News, February 4, 2016
by Jay Hancock

Stung by losses under the federal health law, major insurers are seeking to sharply limit how polic...

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Health Care Attacks Escalate As Candidates Make Final Push Before Caucuses

Kaiser Health News, February 1, 2016

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

Democ...

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California Pays Insurers Millions More For Hepatitis C Drugs

NPR, January 29, 2016
by Pauline Bartolone

Private health plans invoiced the state of California $387.5 million to cover high-cost hepatitis C...

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Key House Republican Dismisses Chances For Obama’s Plan To Offer Extra Medicaid Funding

Kaiser Health News, January 29, 2016

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

Presi...

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Democratic Candidates Debate ‘Single-Payer,’ But What Does That Mean?

Kaiser Health News, January 22, 2016
by Julie Rovner

Health care has emerged as one of the flash points in the Democratic presidential race.

Vermont Se...

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Determining Whether A Marketplace Plan Covers Abortion Is Still Difficult

Kaiser Health News, January 19, 2016
by Michelle Andrews

As the third open enrollment period winds down on the health insurance marketplaces, one thing...

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Barbs Fly At Debate As Clinton, Sanders Battle Over Health Care

Kaiser Health News, January 19, 2016

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

In t...

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Ryan Vows To Have Health Care Platform Ready For Republican Nominee

Kaiser Health News, January 19, 2016

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

Hous...

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Kentucky Governor’s Move To Disband Health Marketplace Raises Concerns

Kaiser Health News, January 14, 2016

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

The...

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Obama Hopes To Entice Reluctant GOP States With Extended Medicaid Funding

Kaiser Health News, January 14, 2016

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

Full...

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Giving healthy gay men HIV drugs ‘could help reverse epidemic’ (UK)

BBC News, January 14, 2016
by James Gallagher

Giving daily HIV drugs to healthy gay men has huge potential to help reverse the epidemic, say scie...

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IRS: 1.4M Households Failed To Properly Account For Subsidies From Health Law

Kaiser Health News, January 11, 2016

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

Alth...

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Incentive Worth $550 Fails To Motivate Obese Workers To Lose Weight

Kaiser Health News, January 8, 2016
by Michelle Andrews

Promising workers lower health insurance premiums for losing weight did nothing to help them take o...

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Republicans Send Symbolic Health Law Repeal To Obama

Kaiser Health News, January 7, 2016

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

The...

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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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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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Predicting the sick through personal trails of health data

News Works, April 14, 2015
by Todd Bookman, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] "I think there is a lot of interest in the area right now, and it is a great coming together...

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Health Law Workshop: Rachel E. Sachs

Monday, April 13, 2015 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2014-2015
Griswold Hall, Room 110
1525 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Presentation Title: "Rethinking the Incentives/Access Dichotomy: Prescription Drug Reimbursement as...

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NOW ONLINE: I. Glenn Cohen Discusses Modern Fertility Technologies and Benefits

Chronicle (WCVB/ABC Boston), April 13, 2015
by Shayna Seymour, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Show Abstract: The birds and the bees are still important – but today's couples eage...

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Gender (Re)assignment:
Legal, Ethical, and Conceptual Issues

Monday, March 09, 2015 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Pound Hall, 102
Harvard Law School, 1563 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Couldn't join us? Watch the available talks and the full Q & A online!

Trans and intersex...

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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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Medical Tourism, Access to Health Care, and Global Justice

Health Law & Human Rights, Vol. 1, Issue 1, 2015
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Abstract:

Medical tourism – the travel of patients from one (the “home”) country...

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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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Interview with Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen about “Patients with Passports”:

Jefferson Public Radio (Oregon), January 5, 2015
by Geoffrey Riley and Charlotte Duren

If your doctor won't recommend a medical procedure you want, you can go to another doctor. .

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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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Law Professor Discusses Medical Tourism

Harvard Crimson, November 20, 2014
by Katherine H. Scott, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

When most people hear the word “tourism,” they immediately think of flocking to the san...

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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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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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Welcome 2014-2016 Academic Fellow Rachel Sachs!

Petrie-Flom Center, April 17, 2014

The Petrie-Flom Center is pleased to announce the new 2014-2016 Academic Fellow, Rachel Sachs. ...

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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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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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Indian medicine, coming soon to an island near you

BMJ, February 25, 2014
by Suzy Frisch, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Petrie-Flom Faculty Co-Director)

[...] NH will open a hospital in the Cayman Islands in February in partnership with Ascension Healt...

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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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