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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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

‘Repeal And Chaos’:

Kaiser Health News, December 9, 2016

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

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Many Parents With Job-Based Coverage Still Turn To Medicaid, CHIP To Insure Kids

Kaiser Health News, December 9, 2016
by Michelle Andrews

Lower income parents who have health insurance through their employers are increasingly likely to fo...

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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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GOP’s ‘Repeal And Delay’ Strategy Threatens To Send Already-Teetering Market Into Chaos

Kaiser Health News, December 5, 2016

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

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Driven By ACA, Health Spending Sees Fastest Growth Since Recession

Kaiser Health News, December 5, 2016

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

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The gr...

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Health Industry Lobbies To Keep Obamacare Customers

Forbes, December 5, 2016
by Bruce Japsen

Powerful healthcare lobbies are already launching efforts to save patients from the ranks of the uni...

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HIV ‘game-changer’ now on NHS

BBC News, December 4, 2016
by James Gallagher

A drug that dramatically reduces the risk of being infected with HIV will now be given to patients b...

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Post-Election, Americans Aren’t As Eager To Repeal ACA, Poll Finds

Kaiser Health News, December 1, 2016

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

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GOP Embraces Repeal-Now, Replace-In-Three-Years Strategy On Health Law

Kaiser Health News, December 1, 2016

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

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Tom Price, Obamacare Critic, Is Trump’s Choice for Health Secretary

New York Times, November 29, 2016
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — If President-elect Donald J. Trump wanted a cabinet secretary who could...

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Medicaid Expansion’s Unlikely Defenders: Republican Governors

Kaiser Health News, November 28, 2016

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

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The GO...

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Many in Florida Count on Obama’s Health Law, Even Amid Talk of Its Demise

New York Times, November 25, 2016
by Abby Goodnough

MIAMI — Dalia Carmeli, who drives a trolley in downtown Miami, voted for Donald J. Trump&...

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CHARTS: Here’s What Donald Trump Has Said On The Issues

NPR, November 17, 2016
by Meg Anderson

[...] Trump's main goal for health care policy is to repeal the Affordable Care Act. That f...

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GOP Targets Inauguration Day For ‘Repeal’ Part Of Plan, But ‘Replace’ May Be Delayed

Kaiser Health News, November 17, 2016

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

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Some R...

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Despite Looming Uncertainty, Health Law Enrollment Numbers Stay Steady

Kaiser Health News, November 17, 2016

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

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One Employer Fights Against Prescription-Drug Abuse:

Wall Street Journal, November 15, 2016
by Rachel Emma Silverman

>This article is behind a paywall. Harvard affiliates can access it via ;Hollis+. 

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A handfu...

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Expect Medicaid to Change, but Not Shrivel, Under Donald Trump

New York Times, November 15, 2016
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — The expansion of Medicaid, a central pillar of the Affordable Care Act, face...

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Ryan Signals Plans To Alter Medicare As Part Of Efforts To Overhaul Health Law

Kaiser Health News, November 14, 2016

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

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The Re...

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Women Rush To Get Long-Acting Birth Control After Trump Wins

NPR, November 11, 2016
by Erin Ross

Women across the country are rushing to get IUDs. Or at least, they're tweeting about rushing to...

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Concerned About Losing Your Marketplace Plan? ACA Repeal May Take Awhile

Kaiser Health News, November 10, 2016
by Michelle Andrews

President-elect Donald Trump has promised that he’ll ask Congress to repeal the Affordabl...

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Trump Likely To Target Vulnerable Pillars Of Health Law, But Portions May Be Here To Stay

Kaiser Health News, November 10, 2016

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

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Republ...

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Backlash To Gutting Medicaid Could Complicate Promises To Dismantle ACA

Kaiser Health News, November 10, 2016

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

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Both D...

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Insurance Industry Reeling, Bracing For Total Upheaval After Election Surprise

Kaiser Health News, November 10, 2016

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

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Every...

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Colorado Rejects Single-Payer Healthcare Insurance

Forbes, November 9, 2016
by Bruce Japsen

Colorado voters dealt a blow to single-payer health insurance, a controversial ballot initiative tha...

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Democrats Applaud Medicaid Expansion Success As They Seek To Deflect Health Law Criticism

Kaiser Health News, November 7, 2016

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

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U.S. Steps Up Enforcement of Equal Coverage for Mental Illnesses

New York Times, November 7, 2016
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — In one of President Obama’s last major health care initiatives, the adminis...

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Going to the Emergency Room Without Leaving the Living Room

New York Times, November 4, 2016
by Paula Span

[...] What the programs share are the additional training, a team approach and an emphasis on preven...

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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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As Health Premiums Jump, Obama Wields an Imperfect Shield

New York Times, October 30, 2016
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — Urging people to sign up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, Preside...

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Maine Insurance Co-Op Drops Coverage For Elective Abortion Services

NPR, October 29, 2016
by Patty Wight

The largest provider of health coverage on the Affordable Care Act's online marketplace in Maine...

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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)

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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