Health Law & Policy

Hepatitis C Drug’s Lower Cost Paves Way For Medicaid, Prisons To Expand Treatment

Published by Kaiser Health News on October 3, 2017. Written by Michelle Andrews.   Valerie Green is still waiting to be cured. The Delaware resident was diagnosed with hepatitis C more than two years ago, but she doesn’t qualify yet for […]

Larry Levitt: What’s Next for the ACA?

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 | 12-1PM | WCC 1010, Harvard Law School Join Larry Levitt for a talk about the future of the Affordable Care Act and health care in America. Larry Levitt is Senior Vice President for Special Initiatives at the Kaiser Family […]

Graham-Cassidy Vote Stalls; Medical Groups Urge Bipartisan Solution

Originally published by Healio on September 27, 2017. With another attempt at repealing the Affordable Care Act on hold, leaders of the AAFP, American College of Physicians and other medical groups are pleading with lawmakers on both sides of the […]

Let’s Adapt Health Care Quality Measures To Meet The Needs Of Transgender People

Originally published by Health Affairs Blog on September 11, 2017. Written by Heather Pearson, 2017 Summer intern in the Health Law and Policy Clinic, and Landon Hughes.     As transgender people become increasingly visible, so have the challenges they face in our health care […]

Litigation Project Trip to Denver

Written by Hanna Ali, Summer 2017 intern in the Health Law and Policy Clinic. Iowa. Or rather, “aiwa.” means “yes” in Arabic. It is frequently used in casual speech, carrying undertones of understanding, common ground, and empathy. I use the […]

New Jersey Leads the Nation in Fighting Diabetes with Innovative Treatments

On July 21st New Jersey took a critical step forward in its fight against type 2 diabetes when Governor Chris Christie signed Assembly Bill 2993 into law. Under the new law, New Jersey’s Medicaid program will be able to provide […]

‘Skinny repeal’ fails, next steps uncertain

Originally published on July 28, 2017 by Written by Alaina Tedesco   Twenty hours of tense debate among the U.S. senators ended with the rejection of the “skinny repeal” bill—a major setback to President Donald J. Trump and the Republican Party’s […]

Bringing Healing Meals to the Chronically Ill in California

Originally published by Bay Area Bites on June 21, 2017. Written by Jodi Helmer.   California nonprofits are advocating for a medically tailored meal pilot program for low-income residents. “Food is medicine” has become a common refrain. Now a coalition […]

‘Lives of our patients are at stake’ as concerns about Senate health care bill mount

Originally published by on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Written by Robert Linnehan and Katrina Altersitz.   The cost savings that would be realized under the Senate’s proposed health care bill would have a dramatic negative effect on the quality of health […]

CA Governor Signs Food is Medicine Pilot into Law

Thousands of Californians who struggle with serious illness will soon find it easier to eat healthy meals that are just right for the nutrition challenges unique to their diseases. Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed California SB 97 into law, funding […]