GOP Bill’s Unheralded Changes In Rules Could Undermine Health Of Neediest

Kaiser Health News, March 20, 2017
by Emily Bazar

An under-the-radar provision in the Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act would req...

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Adding Work Requirements For Medicaid Helps Sway Some Reluctant Republicans

Kaiser Health News, March 20, 2017

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

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GOP Health Plan Will Undergo ‘Necessary Improvements,’ Ryan Promises Wary Lawmakers

Kaiser Health News, March 16, 2017

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

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American Health Care Act

Congressional Budget Office (CBO), March 13, 2017

CBO and JCT estimate that enacting the American Health Care Act would reduce federal deficits by $33...

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In Marathon Sessions, GOP Health Plan Gets The Nod Of Two House Committees

Kaiser Health News, March 10, 2017

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

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Trump Employs ‘Salesman Tactics’ To Line Up Hill Support For Health Law Replacement

Kaiser Health News, March 10, 2017

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

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GOP health-care bill would drop addiction treatment mandate covering 1.3 million Americans

Washington Post, March 9, 2017
by Katie Zezima and Christopher Ingraham

The Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act would strip away what advocates say...

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Health Groups Denounce G.O.P. Bill as Its Backers Scramble

New York Times, March 8, 2017
by Abby Goodnough, Robert Pear, and Thomas Kaplan

WASHINGTON — Influential groups representing hospitals and nurses came out on Wednesday agains...

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House Republicans Unveil Plan to Replace Health Law

New York Times, March 6, 2017
by Robert Pear and Thomas Kaplan

WASHINGTON — House Republicans unveiled on Monday their long-awaited plan to repeal and replac...

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‘Right-To-Try’ Laws Expose Dying Patients To Exploitation, Ethicists Warn

Kaiser Health News, March 6, 2017
by Carrie Feibel, KQED

[...] “We know some people try to take advantage of our desperation when we’re ill,&rdqu...

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Patience Gone, Koch-Backed Groups Will Pressure G.O.P. on Health Repeal

New York Times, March 5, 2017
by Jeremy W. Peters

[...] “We’ve been patient this year, but it is past time to act and to act decisive...

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Trump’s Nod Toward Tax Credits Does Little To Ease Intra-Party Tensions Over Repeal

Kaiser Health News, March 2, 2017

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

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Kentucky A Messaging Battleground In War Over Health Care

Kaiser Health News, March 2, 2017

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

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‘Nobody Knew That Health Care Could Be So Complicated,’ Trump Tells Governors

Kaiser Health News, February 28, 2017

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

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​GOP Draft Repeal Plan Scraps Subsidies And Individual Mandate, Rolls Back Medicaid

Kaiser Health News, February 27, 2017

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

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If Obamacare Exits, Some May Need to Rethink Early Retirement

New York Times, February 27, 2017
by Austin Frakt

Here’s another possible consequence of repealing the Affordable Care Act: It would be harder f...

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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

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

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Lawmakers, Headed Home For Recess, Braced To Face ‘Dam-Bursting Levels’ Of Activism

Kaiser Health News, February 21, 2017

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

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Express Scripts CEO addresses drug pricing ‘misinformation’

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 17, 2017
by Samantha Liss, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

[...] Typically, after dispensing drugs to patients, a drug manufacturer will write Express Scripts...

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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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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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Another Big Health Insurer Loosens Rules For Covering Addiction Treatment

NPR, February 15, 2017
by Shefali Luthra

Aetna, one of the nation's largest insurance companies, says that starting in March it will remo...

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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

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

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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

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

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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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Health Law Workshop: Brendan Maher

Monday, February 13, 2017 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2016-2017
Hauser Hall, Room 104
Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Brendan S. Maher is a Professor of Law and the Director of the independently endowed Insurance Law C... Read More

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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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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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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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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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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In Sign Of Escalating Tension On Hill, Senate Panel Lifts Rules To Vote On Price Without Dems

Kaiser Health News, February 2, 2017

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

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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

Promoting healthcare innovation on the demand side

Journal of Law and the Biosciences, January 16, 2017 (online first)
by W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus) and Rebecca S. Eisenberg

Abstract: Innovation policy often focuses on fortifying the incentives of firms that develop and sel...

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How Donald Trump’s Health Secretary Pick Endangers Women

New York Times, December 28, 2016
by Allison K. Hoffman (Academic Fellow Alumna) and Jill R. Horwitz

LOS ANGELES — With the selection of Representative Tom Price as secretary of health and human...

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What’s Confusing Us About Mental Health Parity

HealthAffairs Blog, December 22, 2016
by Nathaniel Counts (Student Fellow alumnus), Timothy Clement, Amanda Mauri, Paul Gionfriddo, and Garry Carneal

The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) has been law since 2008. MHPAEA...

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Travel Abroad for Low-Cost Care

Kiplinger's Personal Finance, December 6, 2016
by Miriam Cross, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article

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Why the extra effort to court foreign patients? A couple of reasons, according to...

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Religion, Medicine, and Law: Can Current Conflicts Be Healed?

Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School, November 3, 2016, 4:30 - 6pm

2016 George W. Gay Lectur

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ORDER NOW & RECEIVE 30% OFF: Nudging Health

Johns Hopkins University Press, October 2016
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), and Christopher T. Robertson (Academic Fellow alumnus), eds.

Abstract of the Introduction: 

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This introductory chapter to the edited volume Nudging Health:...

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PFC Spotlight: Academic Fellow Alumnus Michael Frakes

Petrie-Flom Center, October 21, 2016

>Michael Frakes was an Academic Fellow from 2009-2011, during which time he researched dete... Read More

Is Medical Tourism Ethical?

The Greenwall Foundation, September 2016

Petrie-Flom Faculty Director ;I. Glenn Cohe;served as a Greenwall Foundation Faculty Schol...

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EpiPen Maker Quietly Steers Effort That Could Protect Its Price

New York Times, September 16, 2016
by Eric Lipton and Rachel Abrams, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

[...] The idea being advanced is simple: If the EpiPen makes the federal preventive l...

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EpiPen’s Dominance Driven By Competitors’ Stumbles And Tragic Deaths

NPR, September 7, 2016
by Pauline Bartolone, quoting W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow alumnus)

NPR recently called on Petrie-Flom Academic Fellow alumnus Nicholson Price to help explain how...

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Big Data Neglects Populations Most in Need of Medical and Public Health Research and Interventions

Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper, No. 16-26, August 18, 2016
by Sarah E. Malanga, Jonathan D. Loe, Christopher T. Robertson (Academic Fellow alumnus), and Kenneth S. Ramos

Originally presented as a paper at the 2016 Petrie-Flom Center Annual Conference: Big Data, Health L...

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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

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

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Health Insurance as Innovation Incentive

Jotwell, June 9, 2016
by Amy Monahan, reviewing paper by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow)

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In Prizing Insurance: Prescription Drug Insurance as Innovation Incentive...

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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., July 2016 (online), January 2017 (print)
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

>Abstract: ;This chapter explores the way bioethics is taught as part of U.S. health law. It begi... Read More

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 puzzlin... Read More

Prizing Insurance: Prescription Drug Insurance as Innovation Incentive,

Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 30, No. 1 (forthcoming)
by Rachel E. Sachs

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A problem perennially facing scholars of both intellectual property and health law...

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Promoting Healthcare Innovation on the Demand Side

U of Michigan Law & Econ Research Paper No. 16-008; U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 503
by Rebecca Eisenberg and W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

Abstract

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Innovation policy often focuses on the incentives of firms that sell new products. But op...

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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996

104th Congress

Full text of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the key federal l...

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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: 

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[...] Rachel Sachs, academic fellow at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health La...

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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 n...

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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 insurance...

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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 o...

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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... Read More

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 eager... Read More

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

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Congressman Paul Ryan and other influential Republicans sketched out plans Tuesda...

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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

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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 and&nbs... Read More

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 ca...

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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 mon...

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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 sand...

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Health Law Workshop: Anup Malani

Monday, September 15, 2014 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2014-2015
Griswold Hall, Room 110
1525 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Download the Paper: "The Insurance Value of Medical Innovation

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Anup Malan;is the Lee and Bre...

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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 in...

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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 in...

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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 Rel... Read More

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 practic...

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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 wi...

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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 surpris...

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