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  • How Can States Get Federal Funds to Help Pay for Language Services

    Managing Attorney Mara Youdelman provides an overview of how states can obtain federal assistance in paying for language services for Medicaid beneficiaries and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollees. The issue brief provides guidance for states working to ensure language is not a barrier  to Medicaid and CHIP health…

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  • Lessons from California

    Abbi Coursolle

    Decades after being ordered by a state appeals court to adhere to Medicaid law, California's Medicaid agency, Medi-Cal, starting in 2017 will be required by state law to ensure it is providing transportation services to Medicaid beneficiaries, writes Staff Attorney Abbi Coursolle in this month's Lessons from California. Coursolle…

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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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