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  • Comments on OMB Plan to Revise Standards on Reporting of Race and Ethnicity Data

    NHeLP provided comments on the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) plan to revise its Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity. NHeLP urged OMB to ensure detailed and accurate reporting of racial and ethnicity data. NHeLP stated, "Maintaining or improving upon…

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  • Health Advocate: Oral Health Update

    In this month's Health Advocate, Senior Attorney Michelle Lilienfeld examines the status of oral health of our most vulnerable populations. Beyond coverage issues, Lilienfeld explores some of the other barriers preventing children and adults living on limited incomes from accessing quality oral health care services. For instance, many dental…

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  • Health Advocates Urge CHIP Extension

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    NHeLP joins other national health care and children's advocacy groups urging Congress to extend the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). CHIP was first enacted in 1997 to provide funding to states to reduce the numbers of  uninsured  children, focusing on low income children in working families who don't have…

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  • J.E.M. et al. v. Kinkade, Western District of Missouri

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    Missouri Medicaid beneficiaries with hepatitis C brought a lawsuit to challenge Missouri’s policy denying them access to direct-acting antiretroviral (DAA) medications, which clinical studies have shown cures the disease in more than 90% to 95% of cases. Without treatment, the hepatitis C virus can result in significant liver deterioration…

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  • Issue Brief 7: Medicaid Managed Care Final Regulations: BSS

    Senior Attorney Elizabeth Edwards provides analysis and guidance on the updated rule regarding managed care plans in Medicaid, and how it relates to new requirements around beneficiary support systems (BSS). Edwards explains that the updated rule, adopted this year by the U.S. Department of of Health and Human Services…

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  • NHeLP Comments on ACA Proposed Rule on Benefit and Payment Parameters

    NHeLP provides comments on a proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) setting forth payment parameters and provisions related to the risk adjustment program; cost sharing parameters and reductions; user fees for the federally operated and state-based marketplaces; and guidance related to an array…

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