Boehner’s Suit Challenging Obama’s Health Law Orders Set To Be Argued In Court

Kaiser Health News, May 28, 2015

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

Prel...

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H.I.V. Treatment Should Start at Diagnosis, U.S. Health Officials Say

New York Times, May 27, 2015
by Donald G. McNeil Jr.

People with H.I.V. should be put on antiretroviral drugs as soon as they learn they are i...

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New Push Ties Cost of Drugs to How Well They Work:

Wall Street Journal, May 26, 2015
by Peter Loftus

Express Scripts Holding Co., a large manager of prescription-drug benefits for U.S. employers...

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Feds Offer To Authorize $1B For Fla. Hospital Funding Tied To Medicaid Stalemate

Kaiser Health News, May 22, 2015

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

The...

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Medicaid Expansion Helps Cut Rate Of Older, Uninsured Adults From 12 To 8 Percent

Kaiser Health News, May 22, 2015
by Michelle Andrews

The health law’s expansion of Medicaid coverage to adults with incomes over the poverty line...

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Carefirst: Hackers Had Access To Personal Info For More Than 1M Customers

Kaiser Health News, May 21, 2015

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

Care...

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Walgreens to Offer Discount Narcan in Gloucester, Mass.

NECN, May 20, 2015
by Mike Pescaro

In Gloucester, Massachusetts, where police are fighting to combat drug addiction by recognizing it...

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Value-Based Care Will Drive Aetna’s Future Goals

Forbes, May 15, 2015
by Bruce Japsen

No matter whether Aetna AET -0.13% (AET) makes a run at rival healthinsure...

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Radical Approach To Huge Hospital Bills:

Kaiser Health News, May 13, 2015
by Jay Hancock

[...] Hospital prices have risen nearly three times as much as overall inflation since Ro...

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‘Free’ Contraception Means ‘Free,’ Obama Administration Tells Insurers

Kaiser Health News, May 11, 2015
by Phil Galewitz

Free means free.

The Obama administration said Monday that health plans must offer for free at lea...

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The Importance of Getting Sick in the Right Place

New York Times, May 11, 2015
by Abigail Zuger

[...] It is increasingly critical for patients to be sick in the right place, and increasingly...

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State Legislatures Quarrel Over Whether To Expand Medicaid

NPR, May 12, 2015
by Annie Feidt and Eric Whitney

Five years after the Affordable Care Act passed, the law's provision allowing the expansion of...

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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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Nearly Half Of State-Run Health Exchanges Face Financial Woes

Kaiser Health News, May 4, 2015

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

Almo...

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Californians Can Now Pay Cash For Health Insurance At 7-Eleven

NPR, April 21, 2015
by Sarah Varney

The largest publicly run health plan in the nation, L.A. Care, will allow customers who do not have...

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850,000 Floridians Stuck In Health Care Limbo — And No Solution In Sight

Kaiser Health News, April 20, 2015
by Daniel Chang

[...] Betancourt, now a part-time Florida International University employee and full-time stud...

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Obamacare, Move From Fee-For-Service Boosts UnitedHealth By $2B

Forbes, April 16, 2015
by Bruce Japsen

UnitedHealth Group (UNH) says its revenue this year will increase by $2 billion more than earlier p...

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New Ariz. Law Would Keep State From Setting Up Its Own Exchange

Kaiser Health News, April 16, 2015

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

The...

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Senate Approves a Bill on Changes to Medicare

New York Times, April 14, 2015
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved sweeping changes in the way M...

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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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Study Finds Broad Rise in Medication Use by Those Newly Joining Medicaid

New York Times, April 14, 2015
by Katie Thomas

People newly covered by Medicaid drove a significant increase in prescription drug use in...

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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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Uninsured Rate Drops To 11.9%, Poll Finds

Kaiser Health News, April 13, 2015

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

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Study Finds Lackluster Sign-Ups On State-Run Health Insurance Exchanges

Kaiser Health News, April 9, 2015
by Lisa Stiffler, Seattle Times

[...] Overall, the states that ran their own Affordable Care Act-created (ACA) exchanges grew...

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Lawmakers Push Bills To Repeal ‘Cadillac,’ Medical Device Taxes

Kaiser Health News, April 6, 2015

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

Busi...

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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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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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