Senate Plan Would Give Corporations, High Income Earners A $1 Trillion Tax Cut

Kaiser Health News, June 23, 2017

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

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Health-Care Stocks Get Boost From Senate Bill

Wall Street Journal, June 22, 2017
by Amrith Ramkumar and Riva Gold

>This article is behind a paywall. Harvard affiliates can access the full text via Hollis+

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Senate Health Care Bill Includes Deep Cuts to Medicaid

New York Times, June 22, 2017
by Robert Pear and Thomas Kaplan

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans, who for seven years have promised a repeal of the Affordable...

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Senate bill contains $50B to stabilize ObamaCare markets

The Hill, June 22, 2017
by Nathaniel Weixel

The Senate Republican healthcare reform bill would appropriate $50 billion over four years to try to...

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Promises Made To Protect Preexisting Conditions Prove Hollow

Kaiser Health News, June 22, 2017
by Jay Hancock and Rachel Bluth

Senate Republicans praised the Affordable Care Act replacement bill they presented Thursday as prese...

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Panel: Weighing the Risks of Randomized Controlled Trials and Alternatives

The New York Academy of Sciences, June 21, 2017
by Panel featuring Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), Amrit Ray, Matthew Rotelli, Steve Usdin, and Robert Walker

On June 21, 2017, Executive Director Holly Fernandez Lynch participated in a panel discussion on "We...

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Turning to the States to Solve the National Problem of Drug Pricing

STAT News, June 20, 2017
by Meghana Keshavan, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article

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Drug pricing is a national problem. So a nonprofit wants to help hand off some of...

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GOP Senators Working On Health Bill Weigh Deeper Reductions In Medicaid

Kaiser Health News, June 20, 2017

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

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State Officials Scramble To Woo Insurers Back Into ACA Marketplaces

Kaiser Health News, June 20, 2017

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

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Lacking Real Power To Alter GOP Bill, Democrats Try To Throw Wrench In Process Itself

Kaiser Health News, June 20, 2017

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

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At Drug Hearing, Senators Discuss Meanings of Price and Value - and Debate Health Reform

Health Affairs Blog, June 20, 2017
by Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article by ;Rachel E. Sachs, (Academic Fellow Alumna)

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On Tuesday, June 13, the Senate...

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The Senate Is Close to a Health Care Bill, but Do Republicans Have the Votes?

New York Times, June 19, 2017
by Wilson Andrews and Hayeoun Park

The 52 Republican senators have been meeting several times a week behind closed doors to d...

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Long Waits And Long Odds For Those Who Need Social Security Disability

Kaiser Health News, June 15, 2017
by Alex Smith, KCUR

[...] In the U.S., fewer than half of people who apply for disability benefits — about 45 perc...

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Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor
Regulatory Science Program, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

Deadline: Open until filled.

The University of Arizona seeks to hire an early-career scholar (post-doctoral) to support its...

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‘Supersizing Urban America’

NPR, June 15, 2017
by Tove Danovich

[...] Jou's book chronicles how policies put in place by the federal government actually ma...

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Descent Into Secrecy

Kaiser Health News, June 14, 2017
by Julie Rovner

Congress struggling to finish a huge budget reconciliation bill. A GOP president pushing a major ove...

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Trump Administration Gives Industry More Time to Adopt New Nutrition Fact Label

NPR, June 13, 2017
by Allison Aubrey

The Food and Drug Administration has delayed the deadline for food companies to adopt a new Nutritio...

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Do family members have a right to know when a loved one overdoses on opioids?

STAT, June 13, 2017
by Erin Mershon and Andrew Joseph

mid a national opioid epidemic, should family members have the right to know when an adult chil...

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Price Defends Trump’s Budget Plan For Medicaid, Saying A Reduction In Growth Is Not A Cut

Kaiser Health News, June 9, 2017

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

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Powerful GOP Chairman Backs Insurance Subsidy Payments

Kaiser Health News, June 9, 2017

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

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How a Supreme Court ruling on printer cartridges could have a big impact on drug prices

STAT News, May 30, 2017
by Meghana Keshavan, quoting Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article

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A Supreme Court ruling on international printer cartridge sales could have major...

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Legal Roundtable: Discussing abortion restrictions, health care, Supreme Court developments and more

St. Louis Public Radio, May 30, 2017
by Kelly Moffitt, featuring Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the radio episode

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On Tuesday’s St. Louis on the Air, Legal Roundtable panel return...

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Paris pollution victim sues France for bad air

BBC News, June 7, 2017

A Parisian woman is taking the French state to court for failing to protect her health from the effe...

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From ‘Subsidy Cliffs’ To Empty Marketplaces

Kaiser Health News, June 5, 2017

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

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In Texas, Abstinence-Only Programs May Contribute To Teen Pregnancies

NPR, June 5, 2017
by Lauren Silverman

[...] Traditionally, the two variables most commonly associated with high teen birth rates are educa...

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Millions of dollars’ worth of research in limbo at NIH

Washington Post, June 4, 2017
by Lenny Bernstein

[...] The leadership at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, where...

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Nurse Practitioner Demand Eclipses Doctors As States Lift Hurdles

Forbes, June 4, 2017
by Bruce Japsen

[...] The trend may only escalate as more states give direct access to nurse practitioners as moment...

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A taxpayer gamble on medical tourism

STAT, June 2, 2017
by Max Blau

Taxpayers in Louisiana are helping to subsidize construction of two health care centers offering a d...

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Tiger Woods and America’s Drugged-Driving Problem

The Atlantic, May 30, 2017
by Olga Khazan

Shortly after being arrested for driving under the influence near his home in Florida Monday, golf l...

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Republican Senator

Kaiser Health News, June 2, 2017

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Specimen Science

MIT Press, October 2017
by Edited by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), Barbara E. Bierer, I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), and Suzanne M. Rivera

This edited volume stems from a ;conference in 2015 that brought together leading experts t...

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How Restricting Abortion Access Affects Rural America

1A, WAMU (NPR), June 1, 2017

The Roe v. Wade decision of 1973 by no means settled the controversy over a woman’s right to a...

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Walmart Is Accused of Punishing Workers for Sick Days

New York Times, June 1, 2017
by Rachel Abrams

A report released Thursday by a workers’ advocacy group says Walmart, the nation’s...

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New Issue of the Journal of Law and the Biosciences

Journal of Law and the Biosciences (JLB), Vol. 4, No. 1, April 2017

The Journal of Law and the Biosciences, the open-access journal launched in 2014 by the Pe...

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Health Care Groups At A Crossroads Over Trying To Kill GOP Bill Or Help Shape It

Kaiser Health News, May 30, 2017

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

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States Fear Price Of New Zika Vaccine Will Be More Than They Can Pay

NPR, May 30, 2017
by Alison Kodjak

The U.S. Army is planning to grant an exclusive license to the French pharmaceutical company Sanofi...

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White House Acts to Roll Back Birth-Control Mandate for Religious Employers

New York Times, May 29, 2017
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — Federal officials, following through on a pledge by President Trump, have drafted...

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The Sean Pendergast Show with Dr. Glenn Cohen, Harvard Law Professor

The TJ Show, AMP Radio 103.3 FM, May 28, 2017
by Interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Harvard Law Professor [I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)] joins Sean to discuss a study he and...

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The addict brokers

STAT, May 28, 2017
by David Armstrong — STAT and Evan Allen — Boston Globe

[...] Patient brokers can earn up to tens of thousands of dollars a year by wooing vulnerable addict...

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Hogan lets drug price-gouging bill, dozens of others become law without signature

Baltimore Sun, May 26, 2017
by Michael Dresser

Gov. Larry Hogan said Friday he will not block a new law giving the Maryland attorney gene...

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California’s Largest Health Provider Takes On Human Trafficking

Forbes, May 26, 2017
by Nicole Fisher

Healthcare settings are commonly considered the most promising places to identify and serve vic...

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In Arizona, Doctors Criticize Tightening Of Late Abortion Rules

NPR, May 26, 2017
by Will Stone

>Many states have laws about what to do if there are signs of life after an abortion. But Arizona leg... Read More

McConnell Confides Uncertainty Over Health Plan

Kaiser Health News, May 25, 2017

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

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The Trump administration could bring down drug prices. But it would take guts

STAT News, May 15, 2017
by Ed Silverman, quoting Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article

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“If Price and [President] Trump are interested in lower-priced drugs, they...

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The White House budget director dropped a hint about how Trump could bring drug prices down

Washington Post, May 12, 2017
by Carolyn Y. Johnson, quoting Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the artcile

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Trump has repeatedly said that drug prices are too high but has often suggested t...

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New FDA Chief Scott Gottlieb: Medication Reformer or Big Pharma Shill?

The Fix, May 18, 2017
by Paul Gaita, quoting Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article

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Gottlieb's position has earned cautious approval from medical industry observ...

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New York state wants its prescription drug money back—or else

USA Today, May 18, 2017
by Julie Appleby, quoting Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)

From the article

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New York’s Medicaid program, for example, has seen its drug spending rise o...

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Putting A Lid On Waste

Kaiser Health News, May 24, 2017
by Chad Terhune

[...] Some experts estimate that at least $200 billion is wasted annually on excessiv...

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Some Social Scientists Are Tired of Asking for Permission

New York Times, May 22, 2017
by Kate Murphy

If you took Psychology 101 in college, you probably had to enroll in an experiment to fulfill a cour...

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Texas Lawmakers Pass Strict Abortion Bill

Kaiser Health News, May 22, 2017

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

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New Laws In The UK And EU Further Restrict Tobacco Industry

NPR, May 20, 2017
by Maggie Penman

In recent months, some Brits have expressed their distaste for European Union regulations ...

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Trump, Shouting ‘Death Spiral,’ Has Nudged Affordable Care Act Downward

New York Times, May 20, 2017
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — When Aetna, the health insurance giant, announced this month that it wa...

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Nearly 700 vacancies at CDC because of Trump administration’s hiring freeze

Washington Post, May 19, 2017
by Lena H. Sun

Nearly 700 positions are vacant at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention because of a conti...

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Trump reportedly wants to kill critical Obamacare subsidies

CNBC, May 19, 2017
by Dan Mangan

President Donald Trump now reportedly wants to pull the plug on a big pot of Obamacar...

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Texas leans into unproven stem cell treatments, to the dismay of scientists

STAT, May 16, 2017
by Andrew Joseph

He made the emotional plea to his colleagues: Pass this bill

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“It might give somebody like my...

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

Kaiser Health News, May 19, 2017

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

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‘There Are No Hands On The Wheel’

Kaiser Health News, May 19, 2017

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

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

Kaiser Health News, May 18, 2017

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

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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)

From the article

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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

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

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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

From ;MMQB: 

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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

From the ;Washington Post: 

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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)

From the article

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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)

From the article

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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)

From the paper

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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

From the abstract

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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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Models wil...

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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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