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  • New Federal Religious Refusals Rule Puts Beliefs of Providers Above Patient Care

    HHS Sec. Alex AzarThe Trump administration recently released a long-promised rule intended to expand already generous abilities of health care providers to cite their religious or moral beliefs in denying vital care to patients, whose requests for services may offend those personal proclivities. The final rule, “Protecting Statutory…

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  • When One Word Makes All the Difference

    An immensely popular provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows youth to stay on their parents’ insurance until age 26. A similar provision enables youth aging out of foster care to stay on Medicaid until age 26, but one small drafting error derailed the plan for many youth…

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  • Doula Medicaid Project

    About the Doula Medicaid Project The National Health Law Program’s Doula Medicaid Project seeks to improve health outcomes for Medicaid enrollees by ensuring that all pregnant and postpartum people enrolled in Medicaid who want access to a doula will have one.Low-income people in the United States are at a…

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  • Trump Administration Announces New Rule Endorsing Discrimination in Health Care System

    Washington - The Trump administration issued a new rule that will harm the health and well-being of low-income women and LGBTQ individuals and families. Trump’s latest regulation expands current refusal laws, allowing providers and institutions involved in the delivery of health care to refuse to provide services based on…

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