REGISTER NOW! 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

Registration is now available online!

Conference Description

Religion and medicine have historica...

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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

Pre-Conference Session

As prelude to the 2015 Petrie-Flom Center Annual Conference, “La...

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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.

The...

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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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Arizona Orders Doctors to Say Abortions With Drugs May Be Reversible

New York Times, March 31, 2015
by Rick Rojas

PHOENIX — Once again, Arizona finds itself on the frontier of anti-abortion legislation: Late...

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Affordable Care Act Makes This Tax Season Painful For Many

NPR, March 25, 2015
by Michelle Andrews

This tax season, for the first time since the Affordable Care Act passed five years ago, consumers...

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With Expansion of Medicaid, Some States Are Identifying More New Diabetes Cases

New York Times, March 23, 2015
by Sabrina Tavernise

The number of new diabetes cases identified among poor Americans has surged in states tha...

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Health Law Brings No Drop In Insurance Enrollment At Work, Study Finds

Kaiser Health News, March 20, 2015
by Michelle Andrews

There has been much hand wringing over the health law requirement that large employers this year of...

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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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