Health Law & Policy

Mississippi Health Care Providers Breaking the Law with Large Medical Bills that Patients Don’t Have to Pay, Report Finds

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Originally published by Mississippi Today on March 11, 2019. Written by Anna Wolfe. Health care providers in Mississippi continue to break the law by sending patients large, out-of-pocket medical bills that they don’t have to pay, concludes a Harvard Law School […]

The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation Highlights Policies That Would Strengthen Balance Billing Protections in Mississippi

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The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School announces the release of Unfinished Business: Bolstering Balance Billing Protections in Mississippi.  The report provides an overview of Mississippi’s current law prohibiting “balance billing” and offers policy solutions that […]

CHLPI’s Robert Greenwald Quoted in Bloomberg Law Article on HIV Drug Coverage

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A February 22, 2019 article from Bloomberg Law includes an interview with CHLPI’s Faculty Director and HLS Professor Robert Greenwald. The article, Trump’s Call to End HIV at Odds With Silence on Coverage Woes, written by reporter Jacquie Lee explores the […]

Tough Choices Over a Pricey But Effective Drug for Hepatitis C

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Originally published by StarTribune on January 28, 2019. Written by Glenn Howatt. Hepatitis C is one of the most common infectious diseases, with the potential to cause serious liver damage, so patients were thrilled when a set of revolutionary new […]

CHLPI Welcomes New Team Member Kristin Sukys

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The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) and the Health Law and Policy Clinic welcome Kristin Sukys to the team as a Policy Analyst! Kristin joined the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation at Harvard Law School as Project […]

People in Puerto Rico Can’t Get the Same Hepatitis C Meds as Other American Citizens Do

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Originally published by Tonic on January 2, 2019. Written by Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Kaiser Health News. Drugs that can cure hepatitis C revolutionized care for millions of Americans living with the deadly liver infection. The drugs came with a steep price tag—one that […]

Obamacare Architect: Dire Consequences for Massachusetts

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Originally published by the Boston Herald on December 16, 2018. Written by Jordan Graham. The architect of Obamacare warned the Affordable Care Act could die if the U.S. Supreme Court backs a ruling by a Texas judge calling the law unconstitutional […]

CHLPI has a New Home!

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  CHLPI and FLPC have found a new home on the Harvard Law School campus at 1607 Massachusetts Avenue! The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation and the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic moved into the […]

CHLPI and Health Leaders Gather to Improve Lung Cancer Policies in West Virginia

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Written by Stephanie Kwan, student in the Health Law and Policy Clinic, Fall 2018. CHLPI and Health Leaders Gather to Improve Lung Cancer Policies in West Virginia Lung cancer kills more West Virginians than breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers combined. […]

National Institutes of Health will study “Food is Medicine”

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Written by Hanh Nguyen, Whole Person Care Project Assistant.  When the Committee on Appropriations recently passed H.R. 6557, The Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act for 2019, they also submitted a report accompanying […]