Department of Health and Human Services

Judge Suspends Rules Expanding Exemptions to the Contraceptive Mandate

National injunction stops corporations from claiming religious or moral exemptions to birth control coverage.

Increasing Vaccination Rates Without Eliminating Nonmedical Exemptions

States should shift incentives to reduce nonmedical exemptions while respecting the choice not to vaccinate.

Can the Law Accommodate Recognizing Nonbinary Individuals?

Scholar urges new regulatory frameworks for recognizing nonbinary individuals under the law.

New Approach to Affordable Care Act Waivers Causes Controversy

The Trump Administration encourages states to use “innovation waivers” to find new ways to lower costs.

Preserving Clinician Discretion Under Health Privacy Regulation

HIPAA does not stop health care providers from disclosing patient information to provide better care.

Proposed Rule Aims to Make Drug Pricing More Transparent

A proposed requirement to display drug list prices in advertisements draws controversy.

Deregulatory Realities and Illusions

President Trump’s claims that deregulation has greatly helped the economy are exaggerated.

How to Better Regulate Payments to Research Participants

Experts say federal agencies must clarify rules permitting payment to research subjects.

Curbing Prescription Opioid Abuse Through Insurance Regulation

New study shows regulators have overlooked insurers in tackling the opioid epidemic.

The Constitutional Executive Order on Regulatory Budgets

President Trump’s regulation-trimming executive order will likely survive judicial scrutiny despite potential policy objections.

Regulating the “Kidney Club”

Scholar finds that many citizens are comfortable with providing financial incentives to living organ donors.

Encouraging Customization and Courtroom Claims in Long-term Care

Controversial rule promotes personal care and bars forced arbitration in long-term health care.