Fighting for Health Rights for All
Attorneys litigating in state and federal courts and policy advocates fighting to advance access to quality health care for low-income and underserved individuals.
Founded in 1969, the National Health Law Program is leading a noble endeavor to secure health rights for all people. Join us as we celebrate our 50th anniversary and collectively work for a better future.
Advocates for Medicaid
For 50 years, the National Health Law Program has defended the integrity of Medicaid by championing the rights of beneficiaries, enforcing the law through litigation, and advocating for federal and state policies that meet the needs of low-income individuals and families.
Litigating Aggressively for Low-Income People
Our litigation team protects progressive health care policies through litigation in state and federal courts. We defend the nation’s health care safety net for those most in need and those with the fewest resources.
Building On a Legacy of Civil Rights
Much of our litigation work is rooted in the legacy of civil rights law. Our ability to fight for access to health care for all relies on the precedent that the government cannot discriminate against individuals because of their race, ethnicity, gender, or country of origin.
Reproductive Health & Justice
The National Health Law Program fights every day for reproductive health and justice. We recognize the injustice of lawmakers imposing their beliefs on the liberty of women and their access to health care.
Celebrating 50 Years
The National Health Law Program is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019. We look forward to commemorating our work and impact over this last half-century and imagining the progress that can be made in the next.
Leading the Way in California
The National Health Law Program advocates for progressive California health care policy, including litigation involving Medicaid eligibility and services, managed health care delivery system issues, health reform implementation, and reproductive health.
Health Advocate Blog
February 12, 2019
Government Accountability Office Report Reveals States Violating Medicaid Coverage Rules on Abortion
Responding to a 2016 request from Congressmembers Diana DeGette and Jan Schakowsky, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a…
February 8, 2019
High Court Temporarily Halts Louisiana’s Unconstitutional Anti-Abortion Law, But Victory is Hardly Secured
Access to abortion care in Louisiana for low-income women was spared another dire setback by the U.S. Supreme Court.…
January 31, 2019
Gavin Newsom took some bold first steps toward making health care more accessible and affordable in California when he…