Health Law & Policy

‘Food Is Medicine’ Report Outlines Menu Of Options

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Originally published by WBUR/CommonHealth on June 18, 2019. Written by Colin A. Young, State House News Service. At a time when consumers are paying more attention to nutrition and the source of their food, the state could do more to integrate […]

‘Food is Medicine State Plan’ to begin providing services in June

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Originally published by 22 News, WWLP on Wednesday, May 23, 2019. Written by Jennifer Zarate. A group met on Wednesday to make sure healthy food is available to everyone in western Massachusetts. The Franklin County Food Council brought together groups from […]

CHLPI and ACLU File Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Denial of Lifesaving Hepatitis C Treatment to Hundreds of Vermont Prisoners

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After years of advocating for Vermont prisoners to have access to life-saving medication for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), the ACLU of Vermont and the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation at Harvard Law School, with cooperating counsel James Valente, […]

Trump Administration’s Latest Challenge to Affordable Care Act Rests on Shaky Legal Grounds

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Originally published by Healio on May 20, 2019. Written by Janel Miller. The Justice Department brief filed on May 1 amounts to the Trump administration picking and choosing what parts of the Affordable Care Act should stay in place and […]

New Research Highlights the Promise of Food is Medicine

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Food insecurity and malnutrition are major drivers for poor health outcomes, population disparities and soaring health care spending. Roughly one out of every ten households in Massachusetts struggle with food insecurity, causing the state a staggering $1.9 billion in avoidable […]

Battle Over Affordable Care Act Resurfaces

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Originally published by Healio on April 9, 2019. Written by Janel Miller. Legal and political battles have put the fate of the Affordable Care Act, and health care for millions of Americans, back into the spotlight and ensure that it will […]

Unwelcome Surprises: Despite Law, Mississippians Still Receive Unexpected Medical Bills


Originally published by the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on Sunday, March 31, 2019. Written by Michaela Gibson Morris. Across Mississippi and the country, people are finding unwelcome surprises in their mailboxes. Medical bills they expected to be largely covered by their health […]

Mississippi Health Care Providers Breaking the Law with Large Medical Bills that Patients Don’t Have to Pay, Report Finds

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Originally published by Mississippi Today on March 11, 2019. Written by Anna Wolfe. Health care providers in Mississippi continue to break the law by sending patients large, out-of-pocket medical bills that they don’t have to pay, concludes a Harvard Law School […]

The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation Highlights Policies That Would Strengthen Balance Billing Protections in Mississippi

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The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School announces the release of Unfinished Business: Bolstering Balance Billing Protections in Mississippi.  The report provides an overview of Mississippi’s current law prohibiting “balance billing” and offers policy solutions that […]

CHLPI’s Robert Greenwald Quoted in Bloomberg Law Article on HIV Drug Coverage

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A February 22, 2019 article from Bloomberg Law includes an interview with CHLPI’s Faculty Director and HLS Professor Robert Greenwald. The article, Trump’s Call to End HIV at Odds With Silence on Coverage Woes, written by reporter Jacquie Lee explores the […]