Health Law & Policy

We can’t eliminate hepatitis C without removing barriers to treatment

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Originally written by Nick Voyles and published on Stat News on November 14, 2020 As Americans fight the Covid-19 pandemic, the epidemic caused by the hepatitis C virus also continues to rage, especially among marginalized communities. And while some barriers to […]

State Policies Create Barriers to Hepatitis C Elimination

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Originally written by Sukanya Charuchandra and published on Hepmag on November 13, 2020. Requiring sobriety prior to treatment and curtailing harm reduction hinder efforts to eliminate hep C. State policies that require abstinence before initiating hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment […]

A spectrum of services for a spectrum of needs

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Originally written by Lucas Thors and published by MV Times on November 12, 2020 Food Is Medicine Symposium highlights the importance of nutrition on a national and local scale. “The eighth annual Food is Medicine Symposium delves into ways nutrition […]

How Trump success in ending Obamacare would kill Fauci plan to conquer HIV

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Written by Benjamin Ryan and published by The Guardian on October 23, 2020. Conservatives see Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation as key in bringing down the Affordable Care Act. Doctors and scientists warn it will destroy a major effort to help […]

54 million people in America face food insecurity during the pandemic. It could have dire consequences for their health.

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Originally written by Bridget Balch and posted on AAMC on October 15, 2020. Physicians, researchers, and food policy experts highlight the need for accessible, healthy food to combat poor health in vulnerable populations. When the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Revere […]

CHLPI and Quinnipiac Legal Clinic Urge Federal Appeals Court to Hold Firm on ACA Civil Rights Protections for Transgender and Reproductive Health Care

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Today, the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School and the Quinnipiac University School of Law’s Legal Clinic filed an amicus brief on the need for state liability to uphold the Affordable Care Act’s civil rights […]

New Initiative to Mainstream Produce Rx Programs Promotes Access to Healthy Food for Lower-Income & At-Risk Groups

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Initial research outlines opportunities to increase access to healthy foods during hunger & Covid-19 crises. Today the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI) announced the launch of Mainstreaming Produce Prescription (Rx) Programs, a new […]

Many People on Medicaid and Prisoners Still Lack Access to Hepatitis C Treatment

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Originally posted on Hep Mag on Sept. 22, 2020. Written by Liz Highleyman. Some state Medicaid programs and prison systems still restrict treatment based on substance use or stage of liver disease. People who rely on Medicaid and prisoners in […]

Health Law and COVID-19

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On September 16, Harvard Law School’s Colloquium series titled, COVID-19 and the Law: Law and Policy to Address Basic Needs and Marginalized Populations, hosted a discussion on Health Law and COVID-19, featuring Robert Greenwald, Clinical Professor of Law and Faculty […]

New York Increases Access to Hepatitis C Treatment for Medicaid Patients

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Originally published on Hep Mag by NVHR on September 21, 2020. New York State Medicaid recently removed prior authorization requirements for new hep C patients, increasing opportunities for individuals. The National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR), the Center for Health Law and […]