Health Law & Policy

Health Groups Upgrade R.I. Hepatitis C Medicaid Access to ‘A-’

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Originally published by the Providence News Journal on October 29, 2018. Written by Rob Borkowski. The R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services removed all restrictions on curative hepatitis C treatments for its Medicaid patients on July 12, a move […]

When Does the ‘Affordable’ in the Affordable Care Act Kick In?

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Originally published by The Hill on October 14, 2018. Written by By Merrill Matthews, Opinion Contributor. Merrill Matthews is a resident scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation in Dallas, Texas. It’s a good thing Democrats made health insurance “affordable” when they […]

Trump Administration Says It’s Ending ACA ‘Sabotage,’ Experts Say It Comes at Great Risk to Patients

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Originally published by Healio on October 11, 2018. Written by Janel Miller. The average premium for the second lowest cost silver health insurance plans—the one used to determine final premium tax credits—will drop by a “historical” 1.5% for the first-time […]

Can Food Do the Same Thing as Medicine?

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Originally published by Cape Cod Health News on October 5, 2018. Written by Laurie Higgins. The phrase “food is medicine” has become increasingly popular with doctors and dieticians, but it is also the name of an ambitious new statewide health […]

Courts Force States to Provide Costly Hep C Treatment


Originally published by Stateline/The Pew Charitable Trusts on September 25, 2018. Written by Michael Ollove.   Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include comment from Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri. A series of recent court rulings and settlements, including […]

Take Two Carrots and Call Me in the Morning

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Originally published by Stateline for Pew Charitable Trust on September 7, 2018. Written by Marsha Mercer. Half a century after Americans began fighting hunger with monthly food stamps, the nation’s physicians and policymakers are focusing more than ever on what’s […]

CHLPI Welcomes New Team Member Rachel Landauer


The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) welcomes Rachel Landauer to the team as a Clinical Fellow! Rachel graduated from UCLA School of Law in May 2016 as a member of the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law […]

CMS may propose restarting $10B risk-adjustment payments

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Originally published by Modern Healthcare on July 19, 2018. Written by Virgil Dickson. The CMS may soon restart making billions of dollars in risk-adjustment payments to insurance companies with plans on the individual market via a new rulemaking. The agency […]

Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You — And It Could Raise Your Rates

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Originally published by ProPublica and NPR on July 17, 2018. Written by Marshall Allen. To an outsider, the fancy booths at last month’s health insurance industry gathering in San Diego aren’t very compelling. A handful of companies pitching “lifestyle” data […]

CHLPI Offers Support to Maryland’s CHW Training

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Written by Hanh Nguyen, Whole Person Care Project Assistant. Community health workers (CHWs) are trained public health workers who play a critical role in helping patients navigate the healthcare system to access essential medical and social services. What makes CHWs […]