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Boston Business Journal: Harvard Law School study seeks to prove health insurance should fund food as medicine

Boston Business Journal
June 26, 2014

Harvard Law School study seeks to prove health insurance should fund food as medicine

Imagine that you are a diabetic. Except you can’t speak English, don’t read, and don’t have any food in the cupboard. It’s a scenario likely to end in an emergency room visit, and is a predicament that Massachusetts-based Community Servings, and more recently Harvard Law’s Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, is seeking to alleviate. The two organizations have partnered together in a recently released study to prove why food is medicine, and to encourage insurance providers and hospitals to help pay for medically tailored meals.

 

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