Health Law & Policy

CHLPI Highlights Food Is Medicine at the 2016 National Public Health Law Conference

On September 17, 2016, CHLPI’s Staff Attorney Katie Garfield presented on the Center’s innovative research and advocacy work on the role of food as medicine at the 2016 National Public Health Law Conference in Washington, D.C.  The Conference, organized by The Network for Public Health Law and American Society for Law, Medicine, and Ethics, brought together […]

ACLU and CHLPI File Suit Against Colorado Medicaid for HCV Restrictions

Originally published by North Denver News on September 19th, 2016. The ACLU of Colorado filed a federal class action lawsuit this morning on behalf of thousands of low-income Coloradans suffering from Hepatitis C who are being denied life-saving treatment due to Colorado Medicaid restrictions that force them to incur serious harm to their health before […]

Health Care Policy Research Assistants Needed (Paid Position)

The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation is seeking several research assistants to work on a time-sensitive and critical analysis of health care policy implementation in private insurance markets and the health insurance exchanges.  These positions are paid and will last until the New Year, with an option to extend.  Work/study eligibility is not […]

Media Coverage of CHLPI’s OCR Complaints Filing to End Health Discrimination

On Tuesday, September 6th, 2016, CHLPI, along with state partners in seven states, has filed formal administrative Complaints with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR). OCR is charged with enforcing the ACA’s new anti-discrimination regulations in state ACA health insurance Marketplaces. The insurers flagged by CHLPI and its state […]

CHLPI’s OCR Complaints Featured on Marketplace

  Listen to the September 6th story from Marketplace reporter Dan Gorenstein on the filing of administrative complaints to the federal Office for Civil Rights from the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation and partners in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin. The complaints detail insurer practices that prevent vulnerable patients with HIV […]

CHLPI Launches Groundbreaking Campaign to Enforce Health Care Rights for People Living With HIV In Seven States

In the face of highly restrictive and discriminatory health insurance plans within the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplaces, the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI) is undertaking a new advocacy campaign to enforce the health care rights guaranteed by the ACA for people living with HIV and other chronic […]

The Food Is Medicine Advocacy Toolkit: Using Advocacy to Expand Opportunities for Food and Nutrition Services in Public and Private Healthcare Systems

Webinar – The Food Is Medicine Advocacy Toolkit: Using Advocacy to Expand Opportunities for Food and Nutrition Services in Public and Private Healthcare Systems Time and Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2:00-3:30 pm EST Presenters:  Sarah Downer, Clinical Instructor, The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation at Harvard Law School Karen Pearl, President & CEO, God’s […]

A cure at what cost? More states easing restrictions on Hepatitis C treatments

Originally published by NewsWorks, the online home of WHYY on August 11, 2016. Written by Elana Gordon. For years, Valerie Green just wasn’t feeling right. She was in a constant state of fatigue but couldn’t figure out what was going on. Neither could doctors. That was until a specialist ran a series of blood tests last year, […]

CHLPI Faculty Director Quoted in Oregon Bulletin on HCV Article

An August 8, 2016 article titled “A cure for hepatitis C, if not for the cost” provides an in-depth look into the lives of various individuals living with Hepatitis C (HCV), as well as some who have been able to access the HCV cure. The article, published by The Bulletin in Oregon, features interviews with […]

Striving For Equity In Access To And Use Of Specialty Care

The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation’s Specialty Care initiative was included in an August 1, 2016 blog post on healthaffairsblog.com. The piece looks at grantees selected by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to address inequities in access to, and utilization of, specialty care services in the United States. The blog post defines the goal of the initiative to […]