Health Law & Policy

‘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 […]

CHLPI Welcomes Health Law and Policy Clinic 2017 Summer Interns

The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation at Harvard Law School is pleased to welcome the following interns working in the health clinic for the summer!   HANNA ALI Hanna Ali is a rising 2L at the University of Michigan […]

My Experience at AIDSWatch 2017

This blog post was written by Jacob Barrera, a current student in the Health Law and Policy Clinic. Jacob is pursuing his Masters of Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.   AIDSWatch is a two-day […]

New Report on HIPAA and Food Banks Mentioned in The New Food Economy

On March 30, 2017, The New Food Economy published the article “As Veggie Prescriptions Gain Traction, Food Banks Prepare to Personalize Nutrition—and Protect Privacy,” which references multiple reports from CHLPI’s Food is Medicine initiative. The article, written by Claire Brown, […]

Block Grants: Fiscal Conservatism Repackaged as Flexibility

This blog post was written by Kamika Shaw, a Student in 2017 Spring Semester of Harvard Law School’s Public Health Law and Policy Seminar. By any measure, the state of the American health care system is in flux.[i] As part of a […]