Health Law & Policy

Many People on Medicaid and Prisoners Still Lack Access to Hepatitis C Treatment

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Originally posted on Hep Mag on Sept. 22, 2020. Written by Liz Highleyman. Some state Medicaid programs and prison systems still restrict treatment based on substance use or stage of liver disease. People who rely on Medicaid and prisoners in […]

Health Law and COVID-19

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On September 16, Harvard Law School’s Colloquium series titled, COVID-19 and the Law: Law and Policy to Address Basic Needs and Marginalized Populations, hosted a discussion on Health Law and COVID-19, featuring Robert Greenwald, Clinical Professor of Law and Faculty […]

New York Increases Access to Hepatitis C Treatment for Medicaid Patients

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Originally published on Hep Mag by NVHR on September 21, 2020. New York State Medicaid recently removed prior authorization requirements for new hep C patients, increasing opportunities for individuals. The National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR), the Center for Health Law and […]

New York Increases Access to Hepatitis C Treatment for Medicaid Patients

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This article was originally posted on the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable website on September 21, 2020.  New York State Medicaid recently removed prior authorization requirements for new patients, increasing opportunities for individuals to be treated and cured of hepatitis C. […]

The law is ‘tested and illuminated during this pandemic’

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Originally written by Erin Peterson and published by Harvard Law Today on September 16, 2020. A colloquium on governmental powers during a pandemic kicks off an ambitious virtual series on COVID-19 and the Law One of the most fundamental questions […]

Harvard Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation Calls on Department of Justice to Enforce the Americans with Disabilities Act and Stop Health Insurers from Illegally Restricting Access to Critical Care

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New research finds that hepatitis C treatment restrictions based on alcohol or drug use violate the Americans with Disabilities Act and undermine efforts to end the hepatitis C epidemic. The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) of Harvard […]

Health care institutions, nonprofits team up to battle hunger and the pandemic

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This article was originally written by Janelle Nanos and published in The Boston Globe on August 14, 2020.    During the pandemic surge in the spring, Dr. Amy Smith, a family medicine physician at Cambridge Health Alliance, received a desperate […]

Texas Medicaid Enrollees Sue State For Cure To Hepatitis C Virus

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The Texas Health & Human Services Commission (“HHSC”) has been challenged by Medicaid enrollees for instituting a policy that rations coverage of prescription drugs to cure Hepatitis C virus (“HCV”). In a class action lawsuit recently filed in federal district […]

State health officer, experts discuss health disparities

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This article was originally written by Danny McArthur and was published in the Daily Journal on August 12, 2020.  Coronavirus continues to reveal striking health disparities as a result of systemic healthcare issues, according to State Health Officer Thomas Dobbs […]

Disparities in Access to HCV Positive-Donor/HCV Negative-Recipient Transplant

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This article was originally written by Victoria Socha and published in Nephrology Times on August 11, 2020.  Following successful pilot trials of transplanting organs from hepatitis C virus (HCV) viremic donors into HCV-negative recipients, there has been an expansion of […]