Health Law Workshop: Leo Beletsky

Monday, April 10, 2017 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2016-2017
Hauser Hall, Room 104
Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Leo Beletsky is Associate Professor of Law and Health Sciences with a joint appointment with th... 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

Trump Revives Reagan-Era Ban on Use of Foreign Aid for Abortion Counseling

New York Times, January 23, 2017
by Somini Sengupta

UNITED NATIONS — President Trump reinstated a policy on Monday that originated in the Reagan e...

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Trump’s Plan To Convert Medicaid Into Block Grants Would Saddle Lawmakers With Tough Decisions

Kaiser Health News, January 23, 2017

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Meet The Republican Governors Who Don’t Want To Repeal All Of Obamacare

NPR, January 23, 2017
by Nick Castele

As Congressional Republicans begin work on repealing the Affordable Care Act, many of the nation'...

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Trump’s HHS Pick Favored Drugmakers, Device Makers And Doctors

Kaiser Health News, January 23, 2017
by Christina Jewett and Marisa Taylor

As Cabinet nominee Tom Price faces a Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday, a newly released trove of...

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What Does Trump’s Executive Order Against Obamacare Actually Do?

New York Times, January 21, 2017
by Margot Sanger-Katz

Donald J. Trump ran on a campaign promise to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. So it should not com...

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California Withdraws Bid To Allow Undocumented To Buy Unsubsidized Plans

Kaiser Health News, January 20, 2017
by Ana B. Ibarra and Chad Terhune

Lawmakers in Sacramento have halted a first-in-the-nation effort by California to expand access to h...

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With Dreams Of Fewer Restrictions, GOP Governors Now Interested In Federal Medicaid Money

Kaiser Health News, January 19, 2017

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

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Public Engagement, Notice-and-Comment Rulemaking, and the Common Rule

IRB: Ethics & Human Research, January-February 2017, Vol. 39, Issue 1
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), and Barbara E. Bierer

Abstract

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At the federal level in the United States, development of regulations is governed by the...

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One Foot Out the Door, Medicare Chief Launches His Own Twitter Barrage

Kaiser Health News, January 19, 2017
by Rachel Bluth

Government bureaucrats are not often Twitter celebrities. But Andy Slavitt, current head of the agen...

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Crucial California HIV Program In Disarray After Contract Switch

Kaiser Health News, January 19, 2017
by Anna Gorman

A change in contractors for a state-run AIDS program has resulted in enrollment delays and left some...

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Regulating Secrecy

Washington Law Review, 2016, Vol. 91, Nr. 4
by W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

>Abstract: Inventors face a stark choice between two intellectual property systems of protecting... Read More

Health Law Repeal Could Cost 18 Million Their Insurance, Study Finds

New York Times, January 17, 2017
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — Eighteen million people could lose their insurance within a year and individual i...

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They Won An Early Victory — Now GOP Faces Pressure To Deliver On Promises

Kaiser Health News, January 17, 2017

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

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Trump Pledges His Health Care Plan Will Provide ‘Much Better’ Insurance For ‘Everyone’

Kaiser Health News, January 17, 2017

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

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Large Employer Health Plans Could Also See Some Impacts From Obamacare Overhaul

Kaiser Health News, January 17, 2017
by Michelle Andrews

If you think that because you get health insurance through your job at a big company, you won&r...

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Trump’s Health Secretary Pick in Trouble Over Insider Trading Accusations

New York Times, January 17, 2017
by Jonathan Weisman and Yamiche Alcindor

First came The Wall Street Journal, which reported just before Christmas that Representative To...

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Drugmakers Manipulate Orphan Drug Rules To Create Prized Monopolies

Kaiser Health News, January 17, 2017
by Sarah Jane Tribble and Sydney Lupkin

More than 30 years ago, Congress overwhelmingly passed a landmark health bill aimed at mot...

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Promoting healthcare innovation on the demand side

Journal of Law and the Biosciences, January 16, 2017 (online first)
by W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus) and Rebecca S. Eisenberg

Abstract: Innovation policy often focuses on fortifying the incentives of firms that develop and sel...

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What An Obamacare Repeal Would Mean For Rural Hospitals

NPR, January 14, 2017
by Scott Simon, interviewing Maggie Elehwany

Scott Simon speaks with Maggie Elehwany of the National Rural Health Association about a possible Ob...

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A New Fertility Technique Could Make ‘Designer Babies’ a Reality

Gizmodo, January 13, 2017
by Kristen V. Brown, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article

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In vitro gametogenesis, or IVG, is a technique that could allow any kind of...

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Federal Circuit Court Appeal Cites Rachel E. Sachs

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, January 13, 2017, No. 17-1480
by Paul D. Clement et al., citing work by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

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FDA Further Explains Delay on LDT Guidance

Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, January 13, 2017
by Zachary Brennan, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article

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Several praised the move to delay the final guidance, particularly as a new...

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Regeneron CEO: Amgen’s disruptive Praluent-blocking patent move hurts patients

FiercePharma, January 10, 2017
by Carly Helfand, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article: 

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Now, Regeneron and Sanofi will ask the Federal Circuit “to quickly re...

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Possible GOP Defectors Threaten To Undermine Repeal Strategy

Kaiser Health News, January 9, 2017

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

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California Is First to Pay for Prisoner’s Sex-Reassignment Surgery

New York Times, January 7, 2017
by Associated Press

SACRAMENTO — A 57-year-old convicted killer serving a life sentence in California is the first...

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NHS rejects claims of ‘humanitarian crisis’ in England’s hospitals

BBC News, January 7, 2017

The NHS has disputed claims from the Red Cross that there is a "humanitarian crisis" in its hospital...

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Medicare Failed To Recover Up To $125 Million In Overpayments, Records Show

Kaiser Health News, January 6, 2017
by Fred Schulte

Six years ago, federal health officials were confident they could save taxpayers hundreds of million...

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Could Amgen’s Patent Victory Be Bad For Medicine?

Forbes, January 6, 2017
by Matthew Herper, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article

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Last night, in a nearly unprecedented move, a federal judge ordered a cholesterol...

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Republicans’ 4-Step Plan to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

New York Times, January 4, 2017
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — Vice President-elect Mike Pence and the top Republicans in Congress made clear on...

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Senate Republicans Open Fight Over Obama Health Law

New York Times, January 4, 2017
by Thomas Kaplan and Glenn Thrush

WASHINGTON — Congress opened for battle over the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday as Republica...

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Obamacare Architect: Compromise Is Possible With GOP Foes

NPR, January 3, 2017
by David Greene interviewing Zeke Emanuel

On Wednesday, President Obama will meet with Democrats to discuss how to prevent Republicans from re...

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Unexpected Risks Found In Replacing DNA To Prevent Inherited Disorders

NPR, January 1, 2017
by Jill Neimark

In September, reproductive endocrinologist John Zhang and his team at the New Hope Fertility Center...

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Scientists Loved and Loathed by an Agrochemical Giant:

New York Times, December 31, 2016
by Danny Hakim

[...] Many of the agreements highlight how regulators are often more like collaborators than wa...

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First intersex birth certificate issued in the US:

The Independent (UK), December 29, 2016
by Harriet Agerholm

The US has issued what is believed to be its first ever intersex birth certificate, 

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Sara Kell...

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How Donald Trump’s Health Secretary Pick Endangers Women

New York Times, December 28, 2016
by Allison K. Hoffman (Academic Fellow Alumna) and Jill R. Horwitz

LOS ANGELES — With the selection of Representative Tom Price as secretary of health and human...

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What’s Confusing Us About Mental Health Parity

HealthAffairs Blog, December 22, 2016
by Nathaniel Counts (Student Fellow alumnus), Timothy Clement, Amanda Mauri, Paul Gionfriddo, and Garry Carneal

The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) has been law since 2008. MHPAEA...

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Governors To GOP Leaders:

Kaiser Health News, December 22, 2016

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

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‘Doomsday’ Predictions Wrong, HHS Says As Enrollment Numbers Jump To 6.4M

Kaiser Health News, December 22, 2016

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

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Precision Cancer Trials Are Booming Despite Skeptics Who Doubt Their Value

Forbes, December 22, 2016
by Arlene Weintraub

[...] Meanwhile, some skeptics are questioning whether precision oncology will live up to the h...

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Medicare Pays For A Kidney Transplant, But Not The Drugs To Keep It Viable

NPR, December 22, 2016
by Richard Harris

The federal government will pay more than $100,000 to give someone a kidney transplant, but after th...

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Senate Aims to Stop Firms From ‘Buying Up Drugs and Jacking Up Prices’

New York Times, December 21, 2016
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — On the heels of headline-grabbing price spikes on prescription drugs, a bipartisa...

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Texas Moves To Block Planned Parenthood From Medicaid Funds

NPR, December 21, 2016
by Rebecca Hersher

After more than a year of delays, Texas health officials are moving to block the women's health...

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The Legality of Biometric Screening of Professional Athletes

The American Journal of Bioethics , 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 1
by Jessica L. Roberts, I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Christopher R. Deubert (Senior Law & Ethics Associate) & Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Direc

From the article

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In their thoughtful article, “Tracking U.S. Professional Athletes: The Ethi...

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Virginia Governor Backs Down — For Now — On Medicaid Expansion

Kaiser Health News, December 19, 2016

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Trump Action on Health Care Could Cost Planned Parenthood

New York Times, December 19, 2016
by Associated Press

WASHINGTON — One of President-elect Donald Trump's first, and defining, acts next year cou...

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Harnessing the U.S. Taxpayer to Fight Cancer and Make Profits

New York Times, December 19, 2016
by Matt Richtel and Andrew Pollack, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow alumna)

From the article

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

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USDA Clarifies What ‘Sell By’ And ‘Best If Used By’ Food Labels Really Mean

Forbes, December 17, 2016
by Bruce Y. Lee

[...] What's the USDA doing about the food labeling and food waste issue? In a press releas...

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Judge Blocks Texas Rule That Would Require Burial Or Cremation Of Fetal Tissue

NPR, December 15, 2016
by Rebecca Hersher

A federal judge in Texas has issued a temporary restraining order blocking new state rules that regu...

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UK Fertility Clinics Can Now Apply For Licenses To Create 3-Parent Babies

NPR, December 15, 2016
by Colin Dwyer

The United Kingdom's fertility regulator has put its seal of approval on the "cautious use" of t...

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The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Healthcare Law

The Oxford Handbooks, July 2016 (online), January 2017 (print)
by Edited by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Allison K. Hoffman (Academic Fellow Alumna), and William M. Sage

>Abstract: ;The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Health Law covers the breadth and depth of health law thr... Read More

What Health Reform Reveals about Health Law

In The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Healthcare Law, I. Glenn Cohen, Allison K. Hoffman, and William M. Sage, eds., July 2016 (online), January 2017 (print)
by Allison K. Hoffmann (Academic Fellow Alumna)

>Chapter Abstract: ;This chapter describes the arc of health reform in the U.S. over the Twentiet... Read More

Obama Protects Planned Parenthood Funding, But Permanency Of Rule Far From Certain

Kaiser Health News, December 15, 2016

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

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20 States Accuse Generic Drug Companies of Price Fixing

New York Times, December 15, 2016
by Katie Thomas

The attorneys general in 20 states on Thursday accused six generic pharmaceutical companies, includi...

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Academic Fellow Alumna Michelle N. Meyer Named in Forbes List of 10 Favorite

Forbes, December 15, 2016
by David Shaywitz

In a year characterized by the extremes of rhetoric, healthcare entrepreneurs have been blessed with...

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Don’t Call It ‘Smog’ in Beijing, Call It a ‘Meteorological Disaster’

New York Times, December 15, 2016
by Didi Kirsten Tatlow

BEIJING — Is smog a natural disaster? Beijing officials appear to think so

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They have listed...

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GOP’s Timetable For Getting Repeal To Trump May Be Ambitious

Kaiser Health News, December 14, 2016
by Julie Rovner

Republicans in Congress are so eager to repeal the federal health law that some have vowed to get a...

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If Obamacare Requirement On Preexisting Conditions Is Rolled Back, 52 Million Could Be Uninsurable

Kaiser Health News, December 13, 2016

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

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Nurse Practitioners Win Direct Access To VA Patients

Forbes, December 13, 2016
by Bruce Japsen

In a victory for the nation’s nurse practitioners, the Department of Veterans Affairs is...

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Reversing Course, E.P.A. Says Fracking Can Contaminate Drinking Water

New York Times, December 13, 2016
by Coral Davenport

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency has concluded that hydraulic fractu...

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The FDA Should Approve Drugs Based on Evidence, Not Emotions

Slate, December 13, 2016
by Alan Levinovitz, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article

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Unlike many other countries, the United States managed to avoid the thalidomide c...

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Price Poised To Protect Doctors’ Interests At HHS

Kaiser Health News, December 12, 2016
by Christina Jewett and Marisa Taylor

In picking Tom Price to be secretary of Health and Human Services, Donald Trump has chosen an orthop...

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Almost No Health Players Back Repeal-And-Delay Plan, But GOP Remains Resolute

Kaiser Health News, December 12, 2016

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

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Abortion Foes, Emboldened by Trump, Promise ‘Onslaught’ of Tough Restrictions

New York Times, December 11, 2016
by Sabrina Tavernise and Sheryl Gay Stolberg

[...] The effects of Mr. Trump’s victory are only beginning to be felt. But one of the bi...

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‘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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Former Pharma Executives Bribed Doctors To Prescribe Powerful Opioid, Prosecutors Allege

Kaiser Health News, December 9, 2016

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Cures Act Gains Bipartisan Support That Eluded Obama Health Law

New York Times, December 8, 2016
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — With self-congratulatory zeal and smiles all around, huge bipartisan majorities i...

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‘Your Kids Are Not An Experiment’;

NPR, December 8, 2016
by Rebecca Hersher

The U.S. surgeon general said Thursday that e-cigarette use poses a significant and avoidable health...

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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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Senate committee calls for ban on surgeons conducting simultaneous operations

Boston Globe, December 6, 2016
by Jonathan Salzman and Jenn Abelson

From the article

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A powerful Senate committee wants all hospitals to explicitly ban surgeons from o...

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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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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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UK pushes ahead with sugar tax

BBC News, December 5, 2016

The UK government has published draft legislation for a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks, which is set...

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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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U.N. Finally Apologizes For Cholera In Haiti ... But Omits One Point

NPR, December 2, 2016
by Jason Beaubien

For six years, Haitian activists have demanded that the United Nations accept responsibility for cho...

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Texas Again Places Obstacles in Front of Those Seeking Abortions

New York Times, December 1, 2016
by Lizette Alvarez

MIAMI — Despite losing a milestone abortion case at the United States Supreme Court...

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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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A Trump Pick, and Why Indiana’s Strict Medicaid Rules Could Spread

New York Times, December 1, 2016
by Margot Sanger-Katz

In most of the United States, anyone poor enough to qualify for Medicaid simply receives whatever ca...

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Review of Human Subjects Research Regulation: Perspectives on the Future

American Journal of Bioethics, Vol. 16, Issue 12 (2016)
by Erin Phinney Johnson

From the review

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Overall, the editors present an intriguing look at the concerns currently facing h...

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Should We Ban Anonymous Sperm Donation?

Vocativ, November 30, 2016
by Tracy Clark-Flory, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article

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There’s a push underway to change the way that most sperm is donated&n...

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Abortion-Rights Groups Challenge Restrictions In Three States

NPR, November 29, 2016
by Jennifer Ludden

There's no shortage of speculation about how the incoming Trump administration, whose appointees...

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