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  • Kentucky’s Section 1115 Medicaid Waiver and Its Impact on Health Equity

    Earlier today, HHS approved a section 1115 waiver requested by Kentucky. The approved project is effectively a cut that will worsen or eliminate access to Medicaid for low-income individuals. This proposal will have a significant detrimental impact on people of color, women, and people with disabilities. This fact sheet…

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  • Trump Administration Approves Legally Suspect Medicaid Waiver

    Waiver Allows Kentucky to Impose Onerous Requirements on Medicaid EnrolleesWashington – The Trump administration has approved Kentucky’s request for exemptions from Medicaid law that could cost more than 95,000 low-income Kentuckians to lose health care coverage. The approval will allow the state to impose work requirements, charge premiums, prohibit…

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  • NHeLP Letter to CMS Regarding Work Requirements

    In an unprecedented move, HHS issued a letter announcing its intention to approve state requests to impose work requirements on Medicaid enrollees. NHeLP responded swiftly, submitting a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), explaining why the radical shift in Medicaid policy is procedurally and substantively…

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  • HHS’s Invitation to Impose Punitive Work Requirements Lacks Support

    National Health Law Program Condemns Reversal of Longstanding PolicyWashington – In an unprecedented move, HHS today issued a letter announcing its intention to approve state requests to impose work requirements on Medicaid enrollees. The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) responded swiftly, submitting a letter to the Centers for Medicare &…

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  • Scrutiny of Republican tax plan reveals unwelcome surprises on health care

    According to a recent poll, nearly one third of Americans believe that President Trump has already repealed the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Last month, Trump boasted that the Republican tax legislation “essentially repealed Obamacare” by eliminating the requirement that all individuals have health insurance.That claim is not quite true.The…

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