Health Law & Policy

Drug-price negotiation proposals could clear Senate rules

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Originally written by Erin Durkin and posted on National Journal on April 1, 2021. Policy experts say measures allowing government negotiation of drug prices for Medicare could get past Senate restrictions. Democrats may be teeing up provisions to let the […]

Expert panel issues recommendations for addressing cancer inequities

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Originally posted on Mirage News on March 29, 2021 Recommendations stem from conference of National Cancer Institute and Comprehensive Cancer Center representatives Recommendations call for enhanced community partnerships and higher priority for community-outreach efforts New recommendations co-developed by Dana-Farber Cancer […]

Harvard Legal Experts Identify Pathways to Mainstream Produce Prescription Programs

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A new policy strategy report from Harvard Law School’s Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation aims to scale up the provision of nutrition benefits in health care and food systems. Diet is a key driver of both poor health […]

Health Equity Journal Highlights Pathways for More Effective Outreach and Engagement in Comprehensive Cancer Centers

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Health Equity recently published two journal articles co-authored by the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation’s Sarah Downer, highlighting key findings and recommendations on community outreach and engagement efforts of the National Cancer Institute’s Comprehensive Cancer Centers. The titles […]

Senate Rules Loom over Medicaid Proposals

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This article was originally written by Erin Durkin and published by National Journal on February 22, 2021. Although policy experts think the Medicaid provisions of the COVID-19 package will likely clear budget-reconciliation rules, nothing is guaranteed. House Democrats are aiming […]

Wisconsin and Indiana Remove Barrier to Hepatitis C Treatment for Medicaid Patients

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This article was originally released by the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable on February 22, 2021. The two midwestern states removed prior authorizations for first time hepatitis C treatment, increasing opportunities for 130,000 individuals to be treated and cured of hepatitis […]

SCOTUS Review of Medicaid Work Rules Hinges on Trump-Era Letter

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Originally posted on Bloomberg Law on February 17, 2021 and written by Christopher Brown The Trump administration’s eleventh-hour attempt to preserve Medicaid work requirements and circumvent President Joe Biden’s plan to rescind them hinges on the question of whether the […]

Radon Poses Major Health Risk to Communities Across U.S., New Report Says State Governments Must Act

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Harvard Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation and Maine Lung Cancer Coalition identify policy solutions for states to mitigate harmful radon exposure. Across the United States, a dangerous, natural gas rises from the ground and permeates through homes, schools, […]

What If Produce Was Treated Like Medicine?

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This podcast was originally produced by Heritage Radio Network and published by The Big Food Question on December 20, 2020. EPISODE SUMMARY What if produce was treated like medicine and doctors could prescribe healthy food? A growing body of Produce […]

What to know about health care fraud and abuse law flexibility amid COVID-19

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Health care systems across the country have increasingly embraced innovative models of integrated health care and social services to address patients’ health-related social needs, this year more so than ever. As COVID-19 has caused economic hardships that have led to […]