Health Law & Policy

Litigation Project Trip to Denver

Written by Hanna Ali, Summer 2017 intern in the Health Law and Policy Clinic. Iowa. Or rather, “aiwa.” means “yes” in Arabic. It is frequently used in casual speech, carrying undertones of understanding, common ground, and empathy. I use the […]

New Jersey Leads the Nation in Fighting Diabetes with Innovative Treatments

On July 21st New Jersey took a critical step forward in its fight against type 2 diabetes when Governor Chris Christie signed Assembly Bill 2993 into law. Under the new law, New Jersey’s Medicaid program will be able to provide […]

‘Skinny repeal’ fails, next steps uncertain

Originally published on July 28, 2017 by Written by Alaina Tedesco   Twenty hours of tense debate among the U.S. senators ended with the rejection of the “skinny repeal” bill—a major setback to President Donald J. Trump and the Republican Party’s […]

Bringing Healing Meals to the Chronically Ill in California

Originally published by Bay Area Bites on June 21, 2017. Written by Jodi Helmer.   California nonprofits are advocating for a medically tailored meal pilot program for low-income residents. “Food is medicine” has become a common refrain. Now a coalition […]

‘Lives of our patients are at stake’ as concerns about Senate health care bill mount

Originally published by on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Written by Robert Linnehan and Katrina Altersitz.   The cost savings that would be realized under the Senate’s proposed health care bill would have a dramatic negative effect on the quality of health […]

CA Governor Signs Food is Medicine Pilot into Law

Thousands of Californians who struggle with serious illness will soon find it easier to eat healthy meals that are just right for the nutrition challenges unique to their diseases. Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed California SB 97 into law, funding […]

CHLPI’s Associate Director Speaks to on the Senate Health Care Bill

CHLPI’s Associate Director, Caitlin McCormick-Brault, was interviewed by for a June 22, 2017 story on the newly released Senate version of the health care bill meant to replace the Affordable Care Act. The article, Senate health care bill takes […]

Advocacy in Action

Written by Michael Cunniff, Spring 2017 student in the Health Law and Policy Clinic.   Seeing advocacy in action was the thing that stuck with me the most at the Tackling Lung Cancer in Kentucky Workshop. I was there to present with […]

In major shift, Pa. to expand hepatitis C treatment for Medicaid patients

Originally written by Don Sapatkin and published by The Philadelphia Inquirer on May 16, 2017.   Under pressure from advocacy organizations that had threatened a lawsuit, the Wolf administration said Tuesday that it would expand Medicaid coverage for treatment of […]

Under Pressure from Advocates, PA Announces Medicaid Policy Change for Individuals Suffering from HCV

On May 16, 2017, Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services (DHS) is announcing changes to the state’s Medicaid policy to expand coverage of life-saving drugs to treat Hepatitis C (HCV). The policy change follows the clinical recommendations presented by the department’s Pharmacy […]