Court Lets Some Charities Avoid Rules on Birth Control Coverage

New York Times, June 29, 2015
by Robert Pear

The Supreme Court issued an order on Monday that allows certain nonprofit religious group...

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Supreme Court’s Decision On Same-Sex Marriage Expected To Boost Health Coverage

NPR, June 29, 2015
by Jay Hancock

The right to marry in any state won't be the only gain for gay couples from last week's Sup...

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High Court Upholds Health Law Subsidies

Kaiser Health News, June 25, 2015
by Jay Hancock

The Affordable Care Act survived its second do-or-die Supreme Court test in three years, raising od...

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Measuring Health Insurance Subsidies’ Success

New York Times, June 25, 2015
by Robert Pear and Margot Sanger-Katz

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court decided on Thursday that federalhealth insurance&nbs...

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Now That SCOTUS Ok’d Subsidies, It’s All About Medicaid Expansion

Forbes, June 25, 2015
by Bruce Japsen

News that the U.S. Supreme Court has once again upheld the Affordable Care Act, ruling that subsidi...

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Fewer Poor Uninsured After Health Law, Study Finds

New York Times, June 23, 2015
by Sabrina Tavernise

WASHINGTON — The share of poor Americans who were uninsured declined substantially in 2014, a...

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Getting A Medi-Cal Card Doesn’t Always Guarantee Health Care

Kaiser Health News, June 22, 2015
by Anna Gorman

[...] In an effort to control costs in its rapidly expanding Medi-Cal program, California has...

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Economists, State Officials Make Predictions, Brace For [...] Decision On Health Law Subsidies

Kaiser Health News, June 18, 2015

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

A nu...

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Hill Republicans Discuss Contingency Plans To Extend Temporarily Health Law Subsidies

Kaiser Health News, June 18, 2015

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

In t...

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CVS Will Buy Target’s 1,600 Pharmacies, Clinics For $1.9B

Forbes, June 15, 2015
by Bruce Japsen

CVS Health (CVS) said today it would buy the pharmacy and clinic business of retail giant Target (T...

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Burwell Says It’s Up To States, Congress To Help Consumers If Court Strikes Down Subsidies

Kaiser Health News, June 11, 2015
by Mary Agnes Carey and Alana Pockros

It will be up to state officials and Congress to help consumers who can’t afford health insur...

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New Preventive Health Services Approved For No-Cost Coverage

Kaiser Health News, June 5, 2015
by Michelle Andrews

The list continued to grow of preventive services that people are entitled to receive without payin...

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Sticker Shock:

Kaiser Health News, June 4, 2015

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

Unde...

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State Obamacare Exchanges Experience Growing Pains

NPR, June 4, 2015
by Jeff Cohen, John Daley, and Mark Zdechlik

The states that set up their own insurance marketplaces have nothing to lose in King v. Burwel...

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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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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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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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