Health Law & Policy

HIV Providers and Advocates Call on Congress to Address Uninsured Rates for Those Under the Federal Poverty Line

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Twelve states still refuse to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act; advocates say it is time to create a new health insurance option for the two million most affected. In a letter to members of Congress on Monday, 34 […]

A brilliant second act

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Originally written by Rachel Reed and posted on Harvard Law Today on May 11, 2021 Zachary Weinstein ’21 starred in shows like Glee, Criminal Minds, and Will & Grace before attending Harvard Law School Zachary Weinstein ’21 didn’t always want […]

‘We have the common ground of all getting through this together’

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Originally written by Brett Milano and posted on Harvard Law Today on May 18, 2021 For Phebe Hong, health law is a passion that began in high school Health law has become especially timely in this year of COVID-19 vaccines […]

Fewer state Medicaid programs are restricting access to hepatitis C medicines, but hurdles remain

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This article was original written by Ed Silverman and published by STAT News on May 19, 2021.  Over the past few years, state Medicaid programs have done a better job of disclosing information about access to expensive hepatitis C medicines […]

New Report Shows Discriminatory Sobriety Restrictions Undermine Public Health Efforts to Eliminate Hepatitis C

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The Hepatitis C: State of Medicaid Access National Progress Report shows that hepatitis C patients have better access to treatment, but that sobriety restrictions remain particularly harmful amid the ongoing opioid epidemic. The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation […]

Plaintiffs Urge HHS to Fully Reverse Trump-Era Healthcare Discrimination Rule

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Encouraged by Biden-Harris Administration’s Initial Steps to Rescind Trump “Rollback Rule,” Advocates Urge HHS to Take Further Steps to Reverse Regulation, Address the Harms It Has Caused Trump-Era “Rollback Rule” Undermines ACA’s Nondiscrimination Protections for LGBTQ+ People, Patients Seeking Reproductive […]

Michigan Improves Access to Hepatitis C Treatment for Medicaid and Healthy Michigan Plan Patients

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The Wolverine state removed prior authorization requirements for a preferred hepatitis C medication, increasing access to hepatitis C treatment for more Michiganders. The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI) and the National Viral Hepatitis […]

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 […]