Health Law & Policy

Summary of SCOTUS Decision on King v. Burwell

On Thursday, June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court in King v. Burwell upheld the Government’s provision of health care insurance subsidies to lower-income individuals living in states with Federally-run health insurance exchanges. This case was crucially important for the continued survival of the Affordable Care Act and could have resulted in potentially five million Americans losing health care […]

6/29 Webinar: What does the Supreme Court’s Decision in King v. Burwell Mean for the Future of the Affordable Care Act?

Webinar: Monday, June 29, 2015 3:30-4:30 PM EDT Register for the webinar On June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court upheld the subsidies for healthcare plans provided to individuals through federally-run health insurance exchanges. This landmark decision preserves healthcare access for up to 12 million Americans and keeps the Affordable Care Act (ACA) intact. It is […] Shares CHLPI’s DOI Templates as a Tool to Fight Health Insurance Discrimination

The blog for, the federally-run website for information about the government’s agencies and programs engaged in HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, treatment, policy, and research efforts in the United States, highlighted CHLPI’s newest tool in fighting discrimination against people living with HIV from health insurance providers. The Templates, available here, are downloadable forms that advocates, providers, and consumers […]

View the Webinar: Sharing Schools in Massachusetts: Maximizing Use of School Buildings and Grounds for Community Health

On Wednesday, May 13th, presenters from the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the American Heart Association on presented a webinar on how Massachusetts’ schools are successfully sharing space with the community to get students and parents active and healthy during non-school hours. The webinar covered how to develop […]

CHLPI Welcomes Health Law and Policy 2015 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. Meredith Fierro is a rising third-year student at Boston College Law.  She is a member of the European Union National Moot Court Team, competed in the Wendell F. Grimes […]

Download CHLPI’s DOI Templates

The DOI (State Departments of Insurance) Templates, created by the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, is intended to support the development of grievance letters from advocates/providers to state’s DOI regulators. They can be used to address a variety of complaints, including: Insurers aren’t covering important HIV medications Insurers are changing coverage after the end of […]

CHLPI Launches Federal Report on Type 2 Diabetes Prevention, Management, and Policy Reform

The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) of Harvard Law School released the 2015 Providing Access to Healthy Solutions (PATHS) Federal Report, Beating Type 2 Diabetes: Recommendations for Federal Policy Reform, during an event today on Capitol Hill. The report, developed with the support and guidance of people living with and at-risk-for diabetes, […]

International Business Times: CHLPI Attorney Weighs in on New Guidance on Birth Control Coverage

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), health insurance providers are required to provide women with free birth control options. However, the federal Department of Health and Human Services released a guidance this past Monday that describes the exact requirements that many providers are failing to meet and warns of penalties to noncompliant insurance companies. CHLPI staff attorney, […]

CHLPI Co-Sponsors Congressional Viral Hepatitis Reception

On May 12, 2015, CHLPI co-sponsored the 2015 Congressional Viral Hepatitis Reception in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the reception was to educate members of Congress and their staff about the Hepatitis B and C epidemics as part of Viral Hepatitis Awareness Month.  

Looking at the Future of Health Care Reform: King v Burwell Panel

On April 20, 2015, the American Constitution Society held a panel on the King v Burwell case that is before the Supreme Court. CHLPI’s Director and HLS Professor, Robert Greenwald, served as the moderator for panelists Yaakov Roth, Matthew Hellman, and Rachel Gargiulo, all lawyers involved in the case. Each panelist provided a very different […]