Health Law & Policy

CHLPI Attends American Diabetes Association 76th Scientific Sessions

On June 13, 2016, CHLPI Clinical Instructor Sarah Downer presented to over 100 attendees at the American Diabetes Association’s 76th Scientific Sessions on policy and advocacy tools to address diabetes in low-income populations. In a session titled Improving Diabetes Outcomes in Low-Income Populations: When Food Access is the problem, Sarah joined Massachusetts General Hospital expert […]

CHLPI Presents at Food is Medicine Forum

Clinical Instructor Sarah Downer recently presented CHLPI’s cutting edge food and healthcare advocacy work to over 400 attendees of the Food is Medicine Forum in Bangor, Maine. The Forum, sponsored by Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, brought together experts in food policy and leaders of innovative, solution-driven nonprofits from across the country to explore ways to address […]

CHLPI to Host Capstone Discussion for PATHS

The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) of Harvard Law School will host Envisioning the Future of Type 2 Diabetes Policy: A PATHS Capstone Discussion in Washington, D.C. on Monday, June 20, 2016. The capstone discussion will bring together experts to shape and drive CHLPI’s next steps to advance a diabetes policy agenda. […]

CHLPI Faculty Director Quoted in Boston Globe Article on HCV

“After insurer changed policy, he’s winning hepatitis C fight,” is the latest in a series of stories created by Boston Globe reporter Felice Freyer on the tension between Massachusetts residents infected with Hepatitis C and insurance providers in the state with policies denying access to medically necessary medications. The article, published Tuesday, June 7, 2016, […]

In Face of Class Action Lawsuit, Delaware Medicaid Removes Unlawful Restrictions to the Cure for the Hepatitis C Virus

After weeks of negotiation arising from a formal threat of litigation, officials at the Delaware Department of Health and Human Services and its Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance (DMMA) have changed their policy on rationing coverage of life-saving drugs to cure Hepatitis C virus (HCV). On March 28, 2016, attorneys from Community Legal Aid […]

CHLPI Presents on Food is Medicine at the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

On May 25, 2016, team members from the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation attended the 59th Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) Council Meeting, where CHLPI’s Faculty Director Robert Greenwald moderated the panel discussion “Food is Medicine: The Case for Integrating Food and Nutrition Services into Health Reform.” Panel participants were Dr. Sheri […]

Federal Court Requires WA Medicaid to provide HCV Cure to Patients

Today federal district court Judge John C. Coughenour handed patients diagnosed with Hepatitis C virus an unmitigated victory, ordering coverage by the Washington Health Care Authority, the state Medicaid agency, of a cure for Hepatitis C, treatment needed by thousands of Washington Medicaid enrollees. The patients had sued the Washington State Health Care Authority to […]

CHLPI Welcomes Health Law and Policy Clinic 2016 Summer Interns

The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation is pleased to welcome the following interns working in the Health Law and Policy Clinic for the summer. Bobby Joe Dale III is a rising 3L at the University of Houston Law Center in Houston, TX. In December 2011, he graduated with a B.A. in French from […]

CHLPI Faculty Director Quoted in Philly.com Article on HCV

On Sunday, May 22, 2016, Philly.com printed the article How sick must hepatitis C patients be to get help? The article, written by Don Sapatkin, looks at Medicaid’s refusal to provide access to the cure for Hepatitis C for Pennsylvania residents suffering from the disease. The article includes a quote from CHLPI’s faculty director Robert Greenwald, […]

5/26 | The State of the Alabama Marketplace for People Living with HIV and HCV

The State of the Alabama Marketplace for People Living with HIV and HCV on Thursday, May 26, 2017, from 4:00 – 5:00pm (CDT) at AIDS Alabama, 3529 7th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35222. This presentation will present findings from the assessment of the 2016 marketplace plans the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation conducted, […]