Health Law & Policy

Trump reiterates support to kill ACA — despite pandemic — as House, states file briefs with SCOTUS

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This article was written by Rebecca Pifer and originally published by HealthCare Dive on May 6, 2020.  Dive Brief: President Donald Trump reiterated his support Wednesday for repealing the Affordable Care Act, with a case that could do just that […]

Letter: Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, 100+ Organizations Urge GOP Officials to Drop Case Threatening the Affordable Care Act

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 Despite unprecedented health and economic crises, Attorney General William Barr and 18 state officials still want the Supreme Court to strike down the entire Affordable Care Act in California v. Texas. Given the enormous challenges posed by the novel coronavirus, […]

Connecticut Commission Rules Transgender Health Care Exclusions Violate State Non-Discrimination Laws

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The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (the Commission) recently issued an important ruling condemning discrimination by state and municipal health insurance plans. On April 17th, the Commission ruled that provisions of such plans violate state non-discrimination laws in two […]

Puerto Rico Lifts Barriers to Accessing Hepatitis C Treatment

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Increasing access to treatment will help Puerto Rico eliminate hepatitis C and improve treatment options for more than one million Puerto Ricans. April 27, 2020 – The National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR), a national coalition working to eliminate viral hepatitis, and […]

INSIGHT: Just When It’s Most Critical, Republicans Seek End of Affordable Care Act

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Originally published on April 23, 2020 in Bloomberg Law. Written by Robert Greenwald and Will Dobbs-Allsopp, HLS Law Student. The Affordable Care Act remains one of our best resources in the struggle to contain the coronavirus. The White House and […]

Don’t Repeat the Mistakes of 1918

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Originally published on April 15, 2020 in The Boston Globe. Written by Robert Greenwald and Carol Rose.  During the 1918 influenza pandemic, local governments in the United States placed special placards on the doors of homes where sick people were subject to […]

Harvard Law School Clinic Calls for Equity in State Pandemic Response

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Originally published on April 10, 2020 by The Harvard Crimson. Written By Kelsey J. Griffin. The Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation and the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts called on the Massachusetts Department of Public […]

HLS clinics and students fight for the most vulnerable amid COVID-19

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Originally published on April 11, 2020 by Harvard Law Today. Written by Brett Milano. For the Clinical Program at Harvard Law School, the past weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic have been a time to mobilize. As the clinics have moved to working […]

Tested positive for coronavirus? Health workers may share your address with police

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Originally published on April 8, 2020 by NBC News. Written by April Glaser and Jon Schuppe. In a growing number of cities and states, local governments are collecting the addresses of people who test positive for the coronavirus and sharing the lists […]

Carol Rose: The ACLU Is Calling For An Equitable Response To The Coronavirus Pandemic

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Originally published on April 7, 2020 by WGBH. By Zoe Matthews. Carol Rose, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, told Boston Public Radio the organization is calling on the state to respond to recommendations put forth by U.S. Senator Elizabeth […]