Health Law & Policy

Health Care Largely ‘Wins’ in Latest Budget Deal, Analysts, Medical Societies Say

Originally published by Healio on February 12, 2018. Written by Janel Miller. Health care policy analysts and medical societies are applauding the budget agreement signed last week by President Donald Trump, citing financial support in several critical areas. “The recent […]

What Medicaid Work Requirements Might Mean for People With HIV

Originally published by The Body on February 8, 2018. Written by Tim Murphy. Have you heard that the Trump administration has told states to go ahead and request approval to add work requirements to Medicaid coverage? And that Indiana and Kentucky have already received […]

Introducing new logos for CHLPI, HLPC, & FLPC

Notice anything different at  Today we have launched new logos for the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) of Harvard Law School and its two clinics – the Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) and the Health […]

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan Chase to Form New Health Care Company for Employees

Originally published by on January 30, 2018. Written by Andy Polhamus. Amazon, along with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase, will form an independent health care company for their employees in the United States, the three companies have announced. In an […]

Study: Montana Program Fails Hepatitis C Patients

Published by the Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Thursday, January 25, 2018. Written by Katheryn Houghton. Montana’s Medicaid program requirements are blocking hepatitis C patients from treatment, according to a national report released recently. An estimated 15,000 people in the state are […]

Bipartisan Nutrition Group Kicks Off in House

Originally published by on Wednesday, January 25, 2018. Written by Helena Bottemiller Evich. A small bipartisan working group focused on using nutrition to improve the nation’s health formally launched in the House on Wednesday, just in time for the 2018 […]

Medicaid Program Under Siege

Published by Health Affairs Blog on Thursday, January 18, 2018. Written by Robert Greenwald, Faculty Director for CHLPI and Judith Solomon, Vice President for Health Policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. For more than 50 years, Medicaid has […]

Food is Medicine: Addressing Hunger as a Health Issue

On January 17, 2018, CHLPI’s Faculty Director, Robert Greenwald, spoke at the Food is Medicine: Addressing Hunger as a Health Issue panel discussion. The briefing kicked off the launch of a new bipartisan Food is Medicine Working Group within the House Hunger Caucus. […]

Medicaid Leaves Many Hepatitis C Patients Behind

Originally published by Vice on December 21, 2017. Written by Sony Salzman. As a liver disease doctor in Chicago, Illinois, Nancy Reau treats patients with hepatitis C, a viral infection that kills more people in the United States than 60 other infectious […]

Colorado lifts Medicaid restrictions for treating hepatitis C

Originally published by STAT on December 4, 2017. Written by Ed Silverman. Amid ongoing criticism that some states continue to curb access to hepatitis C drugs, Colorado officials have lifted restrictions that determined when patients could receive treatment. Going forward, Medicaid beneficiaries will […]