Health Law & Policy

CHLPI Presents to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS on Alarming Trends in the Health Insurance Marketplaces

On February 12, 2015, Representatives from Harvard Law School’s Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) presented to the members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) during a two-day long meeting on progress and challenges to the council’s charter of advancing the prevention and cure of HIV and AIDS and ensuring that […]

Progress on New Jersey Diabetes Legislation

By Katie Garfield (CHLPI Clinical Fellow, JD ‘11) On Thursday, February 5, New Jersey took an important first step towards the goal of providing key diabetes services to its Medicaid beneficiaries. In a hearing session, the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee of the New Jersey legislature approved the text Assembly Bill 3460. If passed, […]

The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation Presents to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS on Alarming Trends in the Health Insurance Marketplaces

by Michael Wysolmerski (JD ’16) On January 12, 2015, I attended the 55th Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) in Washington, D.C. I attended the panel titled 2015 Healthcare Marketplace: A Review of Essential Health Benefits and Provider Networks. My supervisor at CHLPI, Carmel Shachar, presented on the panel, along with Doug Wirth, President and CEO […]

RA Position for Mental Health and Reproductive Rights in International Law (Spanish Required)

The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation is seeking a research assistant to help analyze the role of mental health and reproductive rights in international law.  In particular, the analysis will focus on national and international law related to countries in Central and South America.  All applicants should therefore have sufficient Spanish fluency to […]

CHLPI Delivers Keynote at 7th Annual Hunger Action Summit

On January 30th, Robert Greenwald, clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, was the keynote speaker at the 7th Annual Hunger Action Summit sponsored by the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties and held at Santa Clara University. Robert’s presentation highlighted efforts to secure […]

The Sacramento Bee: Hepatitis C Drug’s High Cost Hits California Budget

The Sacramento Bee January 16, 2015 Hepatitis C drug’s high cost hits California budget “Last year, after the Food and Drug Administration approved a breakthrough new drug for hepatitis C, health officials around the country warned of dire consequences for state budgets. The drug is expensive – about $1,000 a pill, or $84,000 for a […]

CHLPI Files Amicus Brief in the U.S. Supreme Court

In an effort to support the provision of federal subsidies for purchasing health insurance for low-income individuals in all States, the Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation spearheaded the filing of an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court. The brief requests that the Court affirm a court of appeals decision upholding […]

CHLPI and Food Law and Policy Clinic Highlighted in AALS Newsletter

The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation and the Food Law and Policy Clinic were highlighted in the Winter 2014 AALS (Association of American Law Schools) Clinical Section Newsletter. Here is the excerpt from the “Clinic Updates, Successes, and More” section of the Newsletter: The Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic is co-organizing the 2014-2015 […]

HHS Proposed Rule Improves Transparency and Coverage of Marketplace Plans

This blog post was originally published on the AIDS United Policy Action Center Policy Blog on December 4, 2014. HHS Proposed Rule Improves Transparency and Coverage of Marketplace Plans by Carmel Shachar On November 26, 2014 the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2016 Proposed Rule (the Proposed […]

Celebrating Successes: Protecting access to affordable and quality coverage and care for people living with HIV

This blog post was originally published on the Community Catalyst Health Policy Hub on November 25, 2014. Celebrating Successes: Protecting access to affordable and quality coverage and care for people living with HIV by Carmel Shachar and Malinda Ellwood Dedicated advocacy has led to important successes in protecting health insurance coverage and health care access for people […]