After All That Turmoil, House May Have To Vote On Health Plan Again

Kaiser Health News, May 19, 2017

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‘There Are No Hands On The Wheel’

Kaiser Health News, May 19, 2017

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Administration Reportedly ‘Encouraged” Texas To Pursue Millions In Withheld Medicaid Funds

Kaiser Health News, May 18, 2017

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Babies From Skin Cells? Prospect Is Unsettling to Some Experts

New York Times, May 16, 2017
by Tamar Lewin, citing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

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Three prominent academics in medicine and law sounded an alarm about the possible...

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Harvard Study Looks At Ways NFL Can Bolster Player Health

Law360, May 16, 2017
by Fola Akinnibi, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and citing Petrie-Flom's report

Law360, New York (May 16, 2017, 6:03 PM EDT) -- Harvard Law School published a report Monday explori...

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A Whistle-Blower Tells of Health Insurers Bilking Medicare

New York Times, May 15, 2017
by Mary Williams Walsh

When Medicare was facing an impossible $13 trillion funding gap, Congress opted for a bold...

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Flickers Of Bipartisanship May Light Way For Plan B In Senate If GOP Legislation Fails

Kaiser Health News, May 15, 2017

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Trump Says He Knows About Health Care, But Some Of His Facts Seem Alternative

Kaiser Health News, May 15, 2017
by Julie Rovner

Lost in all the coverage of the firing of FBI Director James Comey last week were a pair of in-depth...

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Harvard’s Advice for NFL Player Health and Safety

MMQB, Sports Illustrated, May 15, 2017
by Jenny Vrentas, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and citing Petrie-Flom's report

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Today’s 255-page report comes from Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Fl...

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Harvard study suggests some NFL health and safety changes

Washington Post, May 15, 2017
by Rick Maese, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and citing Petrie-Flom's report

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The physical demands are different. The types and severity of...

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Harvard study: NFL should offer treatment for performance-enhancing drug users

Boston Globe, May 15, 2017
by Travis Anderson, citing Petrie-Flom's report

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The National Football League should consider providing treatment to an...

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The Malware Attacking the U.K.’s National Health Service Could’ve Been Stopped

Slate, May 12, 2017
by Josephine Wolff

The ransomware attacks spreading across the computer systems of the British National Health Ser...

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New Gene Tests Pose a Threat to Insurers

New York Times, May 12, 2017
by Gina Kolata

Pat Reilly had good reason to worry about Alzheimer’s disease: Her mother had it, and she saw...

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With Alcoholism Rampant On Nearby Reservation, Nebraska Shuts Town’s Liquor Stores

NPR, May 11, 2017
by Jim Kent

The battle over alcohol stores in tiny Whiteclay, Neb., has been going on for decades. Home to rough...

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There’s a federal law to lower drug prices—and Louisiana may just use it

Ars Technica, May 4, 2017
by Beth Mole, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

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Rachel Sachs, a law professor at Washington University in St Louis, told the ...

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Louisiana proposes tapping a century-old patent law to cut hepatitis C drug prices

Kaiser Health News, May 2, 2017
by Sarah Jane Tribble, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

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Rachel Sachs, an associate professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis...

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Promoting demand-side innovation: prizes for payers

Journal of Law and the Biosciences, May 5, 2017
by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

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Promoting Healthcare Innovation on the Demand Side,1 the recent article by Pro...

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Innovative Contracting for Pharmaceuticals and Medicaid’s Best-Price Rule

Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, Forthcoming
by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna), Nicholas Bagley, and Darius N. Lakdawalla

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In recent years, drug manufacturers and private payers have expressed interest i...

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Aetna Pulling Out Of All ACA Marketplaces Amid Uncertainty, Financial Losses

Kaiser Health News, May 11, 2017

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CMS Gives States Until 2022 To Meet Medicaid Standards Of Care

Kaiser Health News, May 11, 2017
by Phil Galewitz

The Trump administration has given states three extra years to carry out plans for helping...

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Trump’s pick to run mental health is poised to shake things up. Even some liberals can’t wait

STAT, May 11, 2017
by Meghana Keshavan

President Trump’s pick to run federal mental health services has called for a bold reordering...

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Law, Religion, and Health in the United States

Cambridge University Press, July 2017
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), and Elizabeth Sepper

About the Book

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While the law can create conflict between religion and health, it can also facilita...

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Vape Shops Want to Do Good, but Fear F.D.A. Won’t Let Them Do Well

New York Times, May 10, 2017
by Caitlin Kelly

Like so many entrepreneurs who have opened vaping shops lately, Stephen D’Angelo was a heavy s...

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Trump administration appoints new AHRQ director

Modern Healthcare, May 9, 2017
by Maria Castellucci

Gopal Khanna has been tapped as the new director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality,...

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Senate Confirms Scott Gottlieb to Head F.D.A.

New York Times, May 9, 2017
by Katie Thomas

The Senate voted 57 to 42 on Tuesday to confirm Dr. Scott Gottlieb as commissioner of the Food and D...

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Health Act Repeal Could Threaten U.S. Job Engine

New York Times, May 6, 2017
by Nelson D. Schwartz and Reed Abelson

[...] The outsize economic role of the American health care industry heightens the risks posed by th...

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France bans extremely thin models

BBC News, May 6, 2017

A law in France banning the use of unhealthily thin fashion models has come into effect

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White House Proposes Cutting Drug Control Office Funding by 95%

New York Times, May 5, 2017
by Alan Rappeport

WASHINGTON — When he was running for office, Donald J. Trump promised to rid America...

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Tobacco company flags appeal over plain packaging

BBC News, May 5, 2017

British American Tobacco has suggested an appeal is likely amid reports that the World Trade Organiz...

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Anthem Seeks SCOTUS Review Of Cigna Deal

Forbes, May 5, 2017
by Bruce Japsen

Anthem confirmed Friday it will seek a U.S. Supreme Court review of a U.S. Appeals Court&r...

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In Rare Unity, Hospitals, Doctors and Insurers Criticize Health Bill

New York Times, May 4, 2017
by Reed Abelson and Katie Thomas

It is a rare unifying moment. Hospitals, doctors, health insurers and some consumer groups, with few...

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House Passes Measure to Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act

New York Times, May 4, 2017
by Thomas Kaplan and Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday narrowly approved a bill to repeal and replace major parts...

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$8 Billion Deal Gives Crucial Momentum to G.O.P. Health Bill

New York Times, May 3, 2017
by Thomas Kaplan and Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — Two Republican lawmakers who had come out against the House bill to repeal the Af...

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Revised ‘Common Rule’ Shapes Protections For Research Participants

Health Affairs, May 2017, Vol. 36, No. 5
by By Barbara E. Bierer, Mark Barnes and Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

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Research with human participants funded by most federal agencies is governed by a...

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The New Federal Budget Protects Medical Marijuana

Forbes, May 2, 2017
by Richard Kestenbaum

[...] One feature in the current bill is aimed right at the cannabis industry.  The langua...

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More Salt In School Lunch, Less Nutrition Info On Menus: Trump Rolls Back Food Rules

NPR , May 2, 2017
by Alison Aubrey

The Trump administration has said it wants to remove burdensome regulation, and on Monday it served...

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Feud erupted between CDC, Puerto Rico over reporting of Zika cases, document shows

STAT, May 1, 2017
by Helen Branswell

US health officials have privately expressed deep concern that Puerto Rico is downplaying ...

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Spending Negotiations Hit Snag Over Medicaid Funding For Puerto Rico, Abortion Regulations

Kaiser Health News, April 28, 2017

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Intraparty Struggles On Display As GOP Leaders Concede Health Care Vote Won’t Come This Week

Kaiser Health news, April 28, 2017

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Value-Based Pricing For Pharmaceuticals In The Trump Administration

Health Affairs Blog, April 27, 2017
by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna), Nicholas Bagley, and Darius Lakdawalla

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Everyone seems to agree: Drug prices are too damn high. Scandalous prices&nb...

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Doctors, Hospitals Say Latest Trumpcare Version A Bigger Disaster

Forbes, April 27, 2017
by Bruce Japsen

The latest version of the American Health Care Act, also known as Trumpcare, has providers of medica...

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Should We Study Human Embryos Beyond 14 Days?

NOVA Next, April 26, 2017
by Jenny Morber, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

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[...] Some critics view calls to re-evaluate the 14-day rule as a pernicious movi...

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Anthem Threatens to Leave Health Exchanges if Subsidies Are Halted

New York Times, April 26, 2017
by Reed Abelson

Even as Anthem, one of the nation’s largest insurers, reported an improved financial pict...

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As a competitor encroached, Mylan took one state to court to push EpiPen sales, documents

STAT News, April 24, 2017
by Ike Swetlitz, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

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Three lawyers who reviewed the case at the request of STAT said they could...

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Eager For A Victory, Trump Hypes Renewed GOP Health Plan; Lawmakers Remain Skeptical

Kaiser Health News, April 21, 2017

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Nonexceptionalism, Research Risks, and Social Media

American Journal of Bioethics, 17(5):W1-W3, 2017 (Published online April 21, 2017)
by Luke Gelinas (Research Ethics Fellow), Robin Pierce, Sabune Winkler, Glenn Cohen (Faculty Dir), Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Dir) & Barbara Bierer

We are grateful for the thoughtful commentaries on our target article “Using Social Media as a...

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Science Needs Your Cells

New York Times, April 21, 2017
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director) and Steven Joffe

>Biospecimens are essential to medical progress, but just medical waste to patients. Let's promot... Read More

FDA Approval Of Hepatitis C Drugs For Kids Is Likely To Speed Treatment

NPR, April 19, 2017
by Michelle Andrews

With the approval this month of two drugs to treat hepatitis C in children, these often overlooked v...

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In Berkeley, Soda Tax Is Doing What It’s Supposed To Do

Forbes, April 18, 2017
by Bruce Y. Lee

[...] In just a couple of years since the San Francisco defeat, my, have times changed. Si...

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Institutions as an Ethical Locus of Research Prioritisation

Journal of Medical Ethics, April 11, 2017 (Online)
by Luke Gelinas (Fellow in Clinical Research Ethics), Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), Barbara Bierer, I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

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Ensuring that clinical trials, once launched, successfully complete and generate usefu...

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Death By 1,000 Cuts: How Republicans Can Still Alter Your Coverage

Kaiser Health News, April 10, 2017
by Jay Hancock, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article

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“It’s the single-biggest problem facing the exchanges,” said Ra...

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Congress and FDA nominee heap love on ‘adaptive trials’

Science, April 7, 2017
by Kelly Servick, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

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“‘Adaptive clinical trials’ is one of those buzzwords that get...

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Scott Gottlieb: Conflicts surround Trump’s FDA pick

CNN, April 4, 2017
by Sandee LaMotte, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

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Even some industry watchdogs are cautiously optimistic. In a New England Jo...

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ICER Weekly View 03-31-17

ICER, March 31, 2017
by Mitchell Stein, featuring blog post and NEJM article co-authored by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

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Anthem inches closer to full Obamacare exit

POLITICO, March 31, 2017
by Dan Diamond, featuring blog post by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

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Writing at Harvard’s “Bill of Health,&rdqu...

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Price doesn’t satisfy Congress on appropriations

POLITICO, March 30, 2017
by Darius Tahir, featuring NEJM article co-authored by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

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The latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine is full of eHealt...

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Scott Gottlieb’s FDA Commissioner Confirmation Hearing: Remarkably Unremarkable

Health Affairs Blog, April 7, 2017
by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

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On Wednesday morning, the United States Senate Committee on Health, Energy, Labor, a...

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Release of New FDA Guidance Declines Sharply Following Trump’s Inauguration

Regulatory Affairs , April 11, 2017
by Zachary Brennan, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

[...] Rachel Sachs, an associate professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis, told Focus:...

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Philadelphia Flooded With New Risperdal Lawsuits; Trials Split But Include Massive Verdict

Forbes, April 10, 2017
by Nicholas Malfitano

Records from the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas reveal more than 3,000 new Risperdal...

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FDA Approves Marketing Of Consumer Genetic Tests For Some Conditions

NPR, April 7, 2017
by Jessica Boddy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved 23andMe's personal genetic test for some diseases...

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White House Floats Plan With Waivers For Pre-Existing Condition Rules To Woo Freedom Caucus

Kaiser Health News, April 4, 2017

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Iowa’s Wellmark Announces Departure From Health Law Marketplaces In 2018

Kaiser Health News, April 4, 2017

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Trump’s Effort To Lure Consumers To Exchanges Could Bring Skimpier Plans

Kaiser Health News, April 4, 2017
by Michelle Andrews

Will opening the door to cheaper, skimpier marketplace plans with higher deductibles and copays attr...

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With Obamacare Here to Stay, Some States Revive Medicaid Expansion

NPR, April 2, 2017
by Alison Kodjak

[...] In all, 31 states and the District of Columbia have expanded Medicaid after the Affordable Car...

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Also Made in Mexico

New York Times, March 31, 2017
by Sarah Varney

TIJUANA, Mexico — The North American Free Trade Agreement has transformed this sprawling borde...

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(Health) Law and Order

Beyond the Microscope Podcast, March 28, 2017
by Mumu Xu, interviewing Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

We’ve got a special episode today for all you STEM/legal nerds. Our guest is Rachel Sachs...

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Health Subsidies for Low Earners Will Continue Through 2017, G.O.P. Says

New York Times, March 30, 2017
by Robert Pear and Reed Abelson

WASHINGTON — Senior House Republicans said Thursday that they expected the federal government...

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An FDA Commissioner for the 21st Century

NEJM, March 29, 2017
by Amitabh Chandra and Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

President Donald Trump has named Scott Gottlieb as his nominee to be the next commissioner of the Fo...

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Failing To Whip Up Support, House Leaders Pull Replacement Bill From Floor

Kaiser Health News, March 24, 2017

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Hospital Stocks Soar As Trumpcare Bill Dies

Forbes, March 24, 2017
by Bruce Japsen

The failure of the Republican-led Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is a huge v...

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Health Care Bill Debate Centered On Essential Health Benefits

NPR, March 24, 2017
by Audie Cornish, interviewing Noam Levey

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Noam Levey, who covers national health care policy for The L...

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Survey: Three Out Of Four Americans Want Planned Parenthood Funded

Forbes, March 24, 2017
by Janet Burns

[...] The poll also found that three-quarters of Americans support continuing current federal M...

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Many Insurance Companies Stay Quiet On Health Care Debate

NPR, March 24, 2017
by Kelly McEvers, interviewing Sabrina Corlette

With AHCA coming to the house floor for a highly anticipated vote, some of the biggest stake holders...

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As Rivals Stand Silent, One Health Insurer Protests G.O.P. Plan

New York Times, March 22, 2017
by Reed Abelson

[...] Insisting that he is not bluffing, Dr. Molina said that his company might also have to abandon...

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Regulating Black-Box Medicine

Michigan Law Review, March 21, 2017
by W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

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Data drive modern medicine. And our tools to analyze those data are growing ever...

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Addressing the ethical issues raised by synthetic human entities with embryo-like features

eLife, March 21, 2017
by John Aach, Jeantine Lunshof, Eswar Iyer, and George M. Church

On November 7, 2016, the Petrie-Flom Center hosted the conference "The Ethics of Early Embryo Resear...

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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

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Governors: GOP Medicaid Plan Shifts Significant Cost To States, Provides Almost No New Flexibility

Kaiser Health News, March 20, 2017

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State AGs Probe Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts To Recover Medicare Payments

Forbes, March 20, 2017
by Daniel Fisher

The Attorney General of Utah has sued four of the largest asbestos bankruptcy trusts to try and forc...

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