Health Law & Policy

Advocacy Strategies to Address Discrimination in Health Plans Part 2: New Discrimination and Barriers to Care for People Living with HIV/AIDS

This blog post was originally published on the Community Catalyst Health Policy Hub on November 24, 2014. Advocacy Strategies to Address Discrimination in Health Plans Part 2: New Discrimination and Barriers to Care for People Living with HIV/AIDS by Carmel Shachar and Malinda Ellwood While the ACA expanded access to private health insurance plans for […]

Mississippi Delta Fellow Description and Application Materials

Applications for the 2014 Delta Fellowship will be accepted through February 6, 2015. This fellowship is a two-year commitment. Delta Directions: Who are we? The Delta Directions Consortium is an interdisciplinary group of individuals from academic institutions and foundations working towards change in the Mississippi Delta. Delta Directions believes that potential for progress and change in […]

Health Care Policy Research Assistants Needed

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 […]

CHLPI Summer Internship Program 2015, Now Accepting Applications

The Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) is seeking summer interns for its 2015 summer clinic semester in its Health Law and Policy Clinic and its Food Law and Policy Clinic. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis and will review applications starting in January 2015. For questions about the summer […]

Preparing for 2014 Open Enrollment: CHLPI Releases QHP Assessment Tool

Open enrollment for Marketplace plans will begin November 15, 2014 and close February 15, 2015.  For individuals living with one or more chronic conditions, selecting a health plan that provides affordable and adequate coverage is critical.  CHLPI’s assessment tool is designed to assist individuals in identifying which plans offer the most appropriate coverage by focusing […]

Recent Event: Food is Medicine Symposium

October 30 Food is Medicine Symposium Join us for the 2nd Annual Food is Medicine Symposium! For critically and chronically ill people, food is medicine. The provision of nutritious, healthy food is crucial part of outcome-driven, cost-effective health care. Speakers will address innovative partnerships between public health insurers and food providers, cutting-edge research in the […]

Inside Health Policy: Researchers: Sovaldi Analysis Could Be Used In Lawsuits Against Medicaid

This article was originally published in Inside Health Policy on September 24, 2014. Researchers: Sovaldi Analysis Could Be Used In Lawsuits Against Medicaid Researchers at Harvard and Brown universities are analyzing state Medicaid programs’ coverage restrictions for the expensive hepatitis C drug Sovaldi, and the findings could lay the groundwork for beneficiaries to sue states, […]

Recent Web Events: Food Law & Policy Webinar and Coffee Shop Chat

COFFEE SHOP CHAT: Wed, Sept 24th 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST Join a discussion about the Food Law and Policy Clinic with Allison Condra and Emily Broad Leib of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation. Presenters: Allison Condra, Senior Clinical Fellow, Center for Health Law  and Policy Innovation Emily Broad Leib, Director, […]

CHLPI Welcomes New Clinicians Katie Garfield and Carmel Shachar

The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation welcomes new staff clinicians Katie Garfield and Carmel Shachar to the team. Katie Garfield Clinical Fellow in the Health Law and Policy Clinic Katie joined the Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation as a Clinical Fellow in September 2014. Katie earned her J.D. […]

Greensboro News & Record: Another reason to expand Medicaid in NC: Rising cost of treating diabetes

September 3, 2014 The following editorial appeared in the Greensboro News & Record: Diabetes is a costly epidemic in North Carolina, and it is rapidly expanding. That’s a disturbing finding headlining a report by Harvard University researchers released earlier this year. While North Carolina is fortunate to be the focus of a diabetes study by […]