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  • Judge Kavanaugh May Say ‘Roe’ is Settled Law, But He Has Always Been Anti-Choice.

    Candace Gibson, Jennifer Lav, and Homepage, Uncategorized

    Personal liberty, bodily autonomy, and self-determination are core values of the women’s rights movement, queer liberation, and the disability rights movement. These are rights won through years of struggle. Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, if confirmed, is poised to undo much of this progress.In Garza v. Hargan, Judge Kavanaugh blocked an…

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  • Cassandra Butts Fellowship

    In honor of the late Cassandra Q. Butts, family, friends, and colleagues started an endowed fellowship within the Women’s Law & Public Policy Fellowship Program at Georgetown University Law Center, in partnership with National Health Law Program. This fund will support the Women’s Law & Public Policy Fellowship Program,…

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  • Medicaid Section 1115 and Home and Community Based Services Waivers

    Waivers historically have been used to help improve health care of Medicaid enrollees, but some administrations have used them to restrict MedicaidMedicaid section 1115 waivers allow states to examine innovative ways to deliver care by waiving certain requirements of the Medicaid Act. National Health Law Program works to ensure…

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  • Medicaid Managed Care

    Legal protections are crucial to ensure that Medicaid enrollees access necessary benefits and services from MCOsAs of 2016, more than 81 percent of people enrolled in Medicaid receive health care services through managed care. Risk-based managed care can help states predict Medicaid costs since it provides fixed payments for…

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  • Medicaid Services

    National Health Law Program works to ensure that enrollees can promptly and adequately access the services they needMedicaid covers a broad range of services for low-income populations. Federal law requires every state Medicaid program to cover a set of “mandatory” benefits, such as hospitalization, doctor visits, and family planning…

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  • Expanded Medicaid Eligibility

    Expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care ActThe Affordable Care Act created a new Medicaid eligibility group for low-income adults earning up to 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. This new eligibility category filled prior coverage gaps, helping millions of low-income workers, students, parents, single adults, and people with…

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