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This agreement (“Agreement”) describes the rights granted by the person or organization submitting the article (“Licensor”) as, or on behalf of, the Author(s) to the publisher of Health Affairs Blog (collectively with its subsidiaries and affiliates, “Publisher”) for the publication of the submitted article (“Article”) written by the authors listed on the Article (referred to singularly and collectively as “Author” whether one or more individuals are named).

1. Licensor agrees as follows:

a. Licensor grants to Publisher the right to publish the Article, including but not limited to, on Publisher’s website at and affiliated websites, and in Publisher’s books, treatises, and other compilations (collectively, “Publisher’s Content”).

b. Licensor grants to Publisher an irrevocable, unqualified, transferable, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide license in and to the Article to exercise all rights protected by the Copyright Laws of the United States and all foreign countries, including the right to edit, reprint, reproduce, adapt, translate, excerpt, copy, use, publish, distribute, market, and/or sell the Article in, on, or with Publisher’s Content.

c. Licensor authorizes Publisher to use Author’s name, likeness, photograph, and biographical data in connection with the Article and Publisher’s Content.

d. Licensor retains the right to: (i) display the Article on Licensor’s own website; (ii) include the Article in Licensor’s own newsletter, or similar publication produced by or for Licensor; and (iii) use the Article in Licensor’s educational presentations and related materials, as long as, the Article is not  included in any other third-party publication.

2. Licensor acknowledges that no royalty or other monetary compensation from Publisher has been or will be received for the rights granted in this Agreement or from Publisher’s use of the Article as permitted under this Agreement.

3. Licensor acknowledges that users unaffiliated with Publisher may post or publish comments about the Article (“Comments”), but Publisher is not responsible for these comments.

4. Licensor warrants that: a) the Article is Author’s own original work; b) Licensor has the full right and power to enter into this Agreement and to grant the rights under this Agreement on behalf of itself, and on behalf of Author and, as applicable, on behalf of Author’s employer; and c) the Article does not violate any copyright, proprietary, or personal rights of others.

5. This Agreement will be governed by the laws of the State of Maryland without regard to its conflicts of laws principles.

6. This Agreement may be modified only in writing signed by the Publisher and Licensor.

7. By submitting to the Health Affairs Blog, the Licensor agrees to the terms of this agreement if their post is accepted and published on Health Affairs Blog.