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: 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

Expansion Proposed For Women’s Health Services Without A Copay

NPR, September 27, 2016
by Michelle Andrews

The list of preventive services that women can receive without paying anything out of pocket under t...

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Remember The ‘Public Option’? Insurance Commissioner Wants To Try It In California

Kaiser Health News, September 23, 2016
by Chad Terhune

With major insurers retreating from the federal health law’s marketplaces, California’s...

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Insurers Add 3 Million Medicaid Patients Despite Election-Year Gridlock

Forbes, September 23, 2016
by Bruce Japsen

The expansion of Medicaid benefits, thanks largely to the Affordable Care Act, helped increase enrol...

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​‘The Greed Is Astounding’:

Kaiser Health News, September 22, 2016

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

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Aetna-Humana And Anthem-Cigna Deals Harm Patients In 24 States, AMA Says

Forbes, September 21, 2016
by Bruce Japsen

Adding to U.S. Justice Department suits to block two giant health insurance mergers, new analyses pu...

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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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California Moves to Allow Undocumented Immigrants to Buy Insurance

New York Times, September 15, 2016
by Jennifer Medina

LOS ANGELES — In a move that is sure to draw the ire of Republicans, California officials are...

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Survey Of Employers Finds Modest Rise In 2015 Health Premiums, But Deductibles Soared

Kaiser Health News, September 15, 2016

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

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Want A BRCA Test?

NPR, September 14, 2016
by Michelle Andrews

Health care providers and insurers agree that it's in everyone's best interest to refer wome...

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California Aims To Limit Surprise Medical Bills

NPR, September 11, 2016
by Stephanie O'Neill

[...] The unexpected charge[s] come when patients are treated by an out-of-network provide...

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After Year Filled With Turmoil, Health Law Is At A Crossroads

Kaiser Health News, September 8, 2016

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

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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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Progress Slows on Uninsured as Health Law Blame Game Goes On

ABC News, September 6, 2016
by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press

Progress in reducing the number of people without health insurance in the U.S. appears to be losing...

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Marketplace Insurers, Already Under Fire For Limited Networks, Double Down To Cut Costs

Kaiser Health News, September 1, 2016

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

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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
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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Free Care a ‘Blessing’ for Victims of Orlando Nightclub Attack

New York Times, August 29, 2016
by Alan Blinder

[...] Orlando Health, which operates Orlando Regional Medical Center, where Mr. Sumter was treated,...

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Screening Positive For Depression Doesn’t Mean You’ll Get Treatment, Study Finds

Kaiser Health News, August 29, 2016
by Zhai Yun Tan

Getting treatment for depression may sometimes be a regular part of health care for the “worri...

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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 organization

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A Small Town Struggles With A Boom In Sober Living Homes

NPR, August 22, 2016
by Will Stone

[...] Group homes are generally easy to start, cheap to run and, in states like Arizona, largel...

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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 marketplac...

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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 enrol...

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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 organization

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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 organization

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

Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School

2016 George W. Gay Lectur

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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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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 organization

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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 mi...

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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 organization

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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 organization

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In Setback To Insurers, Judge Sets Aetna-Humana Trial For December

Kaiser Health News, August 11, 2016

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

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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. Andr...

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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 finding...

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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 on...

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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

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Abstract of the Introduction: 

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This introductory chapter to the...

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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)

Excerpt from the article

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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., 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 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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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-profi...

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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 o...

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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 detai...

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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 sai.

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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 a...

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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 Health...

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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 Law...

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H.R. Hearing on Challenges and Solutions to Health Insurance Coverage for Small Businesses

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Small Business, March 14, 2007

FULL COMMITTEE HEARING ON 
; CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS TO HEALT
H INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR SMALL BUSI...

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