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COVID and the law: What have we learned?

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Originally written by Brett Milano and published on Harvard Law Today on March 17th, 2020 A discussion series hosted by Martha Minow and Emily Broad Leib examined the pandemic’s impact across many areas The effect of COVID-19 on the law […]

The shape of discrimination

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Originally written by Rachel Reed and posted on Harvard Law Today on March 10, 2021 Daniel Aaron ’20 thinks high obesity rates among people of color may be another legacy of ongoing racism in America Last year, as millions of […]

USDA examining future of food boxes

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The article was originally written by Steve Davies and published in Agri-Pulse on March 3, 2021.  The Department of Agriculture is reviewing whether and how to continue the Farmers to Families Food Box program, as the effort begins to wind […]

Senate Rules Loom over Medicaid Proposals

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This article was originally written by Erin Durkin and published by National Journal on February 22, 2021. Although policy experts think the Medicaid provisions of the COVID-19 package will likely clear budget-reconciliation rules, nothing is guaranteed. House Democrats are aiming […]

Wisconsin and Indiana Remove Barrier to Hepatitis C Treatment for Medicaid Patients

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This article was originally released by the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable on February 22, 2021. The two midwestern states removed prior authorizations for first time hepatitis C treatment, increasing opportunities for 130,000 individuals to be treated and cured of hepatitis […]

SCOTUS Review of Medicaid Work Rules Hinges on Trump-Era Letter

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Originally posted on Bloomberg Law on February 17, 2021 and written by Christopher Brown The Trump administration’s eleventh-hour attempt to preserve Medicaid work requirements and circumvent President Joe Biden’s plan to rescind them hinges on the question of whether the […]

New Research Aims to Combat Food Waste, Hunger and Climate Change in Colombia and Peru

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New research focuses on the legal landscape in Colombia and Peru and provides tailored policy recommendations for strengthening food donation operations during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic in response to food waste, hunger and climate change. The Global Food Donation […]

Radon Poses Major Health Risk to Communities Across U.S., New Report Says State Governments Must Act

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Harvard Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation and Maine Lung Cancer Coalition identify policy solutions for states to mitigate harmful radon exposure. Across the United States, a dangerous, natural gas rises from the ground and permeates through homes, schools, […]

New Analysis Finds USDA Program Can Support Farmer Viability and Alleviate Food Insecurity Both During and Beyond COVID-19 Crisis

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Harvard’s Food Law and Policy Clinic and the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition released recommendations to strengthen USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program. Rates of food insecurity and threats to farmers’ livelihoods have increased sharply since the COVID-19 pandemic began. […]

Our food system is broken — there’s a blueprint to fix it

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This article was originally written by Emily Broad Leib and Laurie Beyranevand and published in The Hill on January 21, 2021.  In the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, shocking images emerged from both ends of an American food system […]