Health Law & Policy

Resources for the LGBTQ+ Community During Coronavirus

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This blog post was written by Health Law & Policy Clinic student Leigh Thomas (’21). The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a new virus with many unknowns. The severity of the outbreak and the impact of containment measures on communities […]

Federal Court Certifies Class of Vermont Inmates Challenging Unlawful Restrictions to Hepatitis C Treatment

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Vermont correctional facilities deny hundreds of inmates access to life-saving treatment without medical justification; Coronavirus underscores danger of withholding access to critical care. The coronavirus pandemic underscores our government’s fundamental responsibility to preserve public health by containing the spread of […]

Alabama and Massachusetts are giving the addresses of people diagnosed with coronavirus to police in a bid to contain the virus

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Originally published on April 1, 2020 by Daily Mail. Written by James Gordon. Alabama and Massachusetts are handing details of people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 to the police and other emergency services Daily lists are compiled and sent over […]

Addresses of coronavirus-positive residents handed over to police in some states

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Originally published on April 1, 2020 by Yahoo Finance. Written by Stephanie Pagones. Alabama and Massachusetts health officials are sharing with law enforcement the addresses of people diagnosed with new coronavirus so emergency responders can be properly prepared when answering 911 calls involving those who […]

Celebrating 10 Years of the Affordable Care Act

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Today marks 10 years since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law.  The ACA has benefitted millions of Americans by expanding access to high-quality, affordable health care coverage.  The law has been especially impactful for people living with HIV, hepatitis […]

COVID-19 Relief Package Needs These 15 Elements, Say HIV & LGBT Groups

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Originally published on March 17, 2020 by POZ.com. “A large swath of the U.S. population living with HIV is at great risk,” reads their open letter sent to every member of Congress. Below is the complete text of an open […]

Gresham v. Azar

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Originally published on March 2, 2020 by Harvard Law Review. Written by Jenny Samuels, HLPC student. In 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a division of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), issued new guidance to states […]

Montana drops roadblocks to hepatitis C cure after years of pushback

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Originally published on February 9, 2020 by Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Written by Katheryn Houghton. Since a steady cure for hepatitis C has existed, Montana denied people on Medicaid access to treatment until the disease severely damaged their liver. This week, […]

Aurora shuttle service aims to connect patients with health care

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Originally published on January 29, 2020 by Chicago Tribune. Written by David Sharos. VNA Health Care Aurora has begun a new shuttle service to bring patients from their homes to its care centers. Officials from VNA were joined recently by […]

In Support of Senate Bill 2453: A Food and Health Pilot!

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Originally published by FIMMA, Food is Medicine Massachusetts.  On January 22, 2020, only half a year since the launch of the Massachusetts Food is Medicine State Plan the Joint Committee on Public Health gathered for the hearing on Senate Bill 2453, An […]