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  • Fact Sheet: Mental Health Parity Compliance in Medicaid

    Abbi Coursolle and

    Federal laws enacted by Congress mandate that health insurers provide care and treatment of mental health conditions and substance use disorders on par with the treatment and services provided for other health care conditions. In this fact sheet. NHeLP Senior Attorneys Elizabeth Edwards and Abigail Coursolle explain how these…

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  • NHeLP Comments to ASPE

    NHeLP submitted comments to the Request for Information posted by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE). The RFI asked for public comment on the "mandate-laden" Affordable Care Act and ways to increase consumer choice and competition among insurers. NHeLP comments…

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  • Sec. 1115 Waiver Tracking Chart

    Sec. 1115 of the Social Security Act allows the Secretary of HHS to waive some requirements of the Medicaid Act so that states can test novel approaches to improving medical assistance for low-income people. While historically states have proposed waivers that did indeed propose innovative approaches to improve Medicaid…

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  • Summary of Lawsuit Filed Against HHS Approval of Kentucky Waivers

    On January 12, 2018 the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) approved numerous section 1115 waivers in Kentucky (KY Waivers). Because the approvals violate numerous provisions of law and will gravely harm hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians, the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) brought a lawsuit challenging them…

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  • Stewart v. Hargan, Lawsuit Challenging Kentucky Medicaid Waiver Project

    Representing 15 Medicaid beneficiaries in Kentucky, the National Health Law Program (NHeLP), the Kentucky Equal Justice Center (KEJC), and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) sued the Trump administration today in federal court for its approval of a state Medicaid waiver project that will cause nearly 100,000 hard-working Kentuckians…

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  • Stewart v. Azar, D.D.C. and D.C. Circuit

    Litigation Team and

    Sixteen Kentuckians enrolled in Medicaid filed a class action lawsuit against the Trump administration challenging its approval of a section 1115 waiver, which would allow sweeping changes to Kentucky’s Medicaid program, including work requirements, premiums, lockouts, and other changes, that will terminate Medicaid coverage of tens of thousands of…

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