Health Law & Policy

Obamacare Architect: Dire Consequences for Massachusetts

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Originally published by the Boston Herald on December 16, 2018. Written by Jordan Graham. The architect of Obamacare warned the Affordable Care Act could die if the U.S. Supreme Court backs a ruling by a Texas judge calling the law unconstitutional […]

CHLPI has a New Home!


  CHLPI and FLPC have found a new home on the Harvard Law School campus at 1607 Massachusetts Avenue! The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation and the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic moved into the […]

CHLPI and Health Leaders Gather to Improve Lung Cancer Policies in West Virginia


Written by Stephanie Kwan, student in the Health Law and Policy Clinic, Fall 2018. CHLPI and Health Leaders Gather to Improve Lung Cancer Policies in West Virginia Lung cancer kills more West Virginians than breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers combined. […]

National Institutes of Health will study “Food is Medicine”

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Written by Hanh Nguyen, Whole Person Care Project Assistant.  When the Committee on Appropriations recently passed H.R. 6557, The Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act for 2019, they also submitted a report accompanying […]

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 […]