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  • Lessons from California

    Kim Lewis

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) expanded health care coverage to millions of previously uninsured Californians, and also ushered in technological innovations to streamline the state's eligibility and enrollment systems. In February's "Lessons from California," Managing Attorney of the LA Office Kimberly Lewis examines these innovations, and notes that they…

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  • Indiana Medicaid Demonstration Raises Concerns

    Indiana expanded Medicaid through a demonstration waiver that some have lauded as a "potential model" for other states interested in expanding Medicaid. Senior Policy Analyst David Machledt, examining evaluations of Indiana's so-called Healthy Indiana Program, concludes that the state's Medicaid demonstration, so far, has generated plenty of confusion, but…

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  • Health Advocate: Medicaid Caps: The Threat Below the Surface

    Leo Cuello

    With the media focused on congressional and executive efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Republican lawmakers and the Trump administration are also planning to radically alter the funding of Medicaid. NHeLP Health Policy Director Leonardo Cuello in the February Health Advocate concludes, "While we educate the public…

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  • CARA, the 21st Century Cures Act: More Tools to Address the Opioid Epidemic

    In 2016 Congress and the Obama administration recognized the pressing public health concern of the opioid epidemic and enacted two laws -- the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) and the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act). NHeLP Health Law Fellow Hector Hernandez-Delgado explores "how CARA and the Cures…

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  • Threats to the Affordable Care Act and Women’s Reproductive Health

    In this fact sheet, Senior Attorney Amy Chen details the provisions of the Affordable Care Act that have helped improve access to reproductive health care services for tens of millions of low income women. If the ACA and Medicaid expansion are repealed, Chen writes, it would likely make it…

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  • House Republicans’ Push a Repeal Effort in the Guise of Health Care Reform

    Washington – House Republicans claim they have the answer to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which has expanded health care coverage to nearly 30 million Americans, dropping the country's uninsured rate to the lowest in more than 50 years.A House Republican 19-page policy paper paints the ACA as a…

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