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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. […]

Academy of Food Law and Policy Conference at Harvard Law School

Written by Erika Dunyak, FLPC Clinical Fellow and AFLP Conference attendee. On October 5th, 2018, the Academy of Food Law and Policy (AFLP) held its inaugural conference at Harvard Law School, co-hosted by Harvard Law Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC). The conference […]

National Institutes of Health will study “Food is Medicine”

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-’

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?

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 […]

Should We Just Ban “Best By” Labels on Food?

Originally published by Modern Farmer on October 12, 2018. Written by Dan Nosowitz. Food labels, as we’ve written about before, are awful: they can be misleading, outright lies, not include enough information, or, in the case of one particular label, encourage […]

How Policy Could Impact Food Waste (Part Three)

Originally published by Waste 360 on October 11, 2018. Written by Arlene Karidis. In a three-part series this week, Waste360 takes a look at the main issues around food waste and explores what’s going on at the state and federal levels.  Forty percent […]

How Policy Could Impact Food Waste (Part Two)

Originally published by Waste 360 on October 10, 2018. Written by Arlene Karidis. In a three-part series this week, Waste360 takes a look at the main issues around food waste and explores what’s going on at the state and federal levels.  This past […]

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

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 […]

How Policy Could Impact Food Waste (Part One)

Originally published by Waste 360 on October 9, 2018. Written by Arlene Karidis. Sixty-three million tons of food is wasted in the U.S. every year, a staggering volume that exacerbates multiple issues within the food system. It translates to huge […]