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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 […]

Webinar Review: “Exploring Global Policy Solutions to Increase Food Donation and Support Food Recovery During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond”

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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), in partnership with The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN), hosted the first-ever virtual convening to discuss policy strategies for strengthening food donation operations during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and beyond. […]

USDA’s New Guideline for Donating Meat and Poultry: A Positive Step Towards Reducing Food Waste

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Written by, Nicholas Hanel and Ata Nalbantoglu, FLPC clinical students In a recent push to promote the donation of food to prevent safe, edible food from going to waste, in December 2020 the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) published […]

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 […]

FLPC Partner the Delta Directions Consortium Releases Summary of Collaborative Pathways

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Since its founding, the Food Law & Policy Clinic has been a member of the Delta Directions Consortium (DDC), an interdisciplinary network of individuals, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and foundations that work together to create positive social change in the […]

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. […]

FLPC Releases An Evaluation of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program

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In April 2020, the USDA announced it would use funds and authority under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) as well as other existing USDA funding to launch a […]