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  • Trump’s Cuts to Medicaid for Puerto Rico Highlights Long-Standing Disparities in Health Care Funding to U.S. Territories

    Washington D.C. – Showing continued animus towards the people of Puerto Rico, President Trump personally intervened to cut the territory’s Medicaid funding as part of the government spending deal, according to a report in Politico.Republican and Democratic lawmakers had jointly agreed to $12 billion in Medicaid funding over four…

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  • Los Angeles Reception

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  • Advocate Fact Sheet: Evaluating Mental Health Plans’ Provision of Medi-Cal Specialty Mental Health Services

    Medi-Cal beneficiaries in California receive mental health services through two separate managed care systems. Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans (MCPs) are responsible for providing non-specialty mental health services and County Mental Health Plans (MHPs) are responsible for providing specialty mental health services (SMHS). This bifurcated system often serves as a…

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  • Medicaid Block Grants are like “Free” Hot Fudge

    When my kids were younger and we’d go out for ice cream, they always wanted to go to FroYo instead of Sweet Frog. Why? Because FroYo had free hot fudge (and free caramel sauce)! The “free” fudge was a big draw because they thought it was a great deal.…

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  • Transgender Medicaid Beneficiaries Secure Victory in Landmark Class Action Health Care Rights Lawsuit Against State of Wisconsin

    Landmark Decision Invalidating Wisconsin’s Blanket Exclusion on Gender-Confirming Health Services Cemented by State’s Decision Not to Pursue AppealWashington, D.C. – A decades-old Wisconsin policy categorically denying gender-confirming health care to transgender Medicaid beneficiaries is history. Today, civil rights law firm Relman, Dane & Colfax, the National Health Law Program…

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  • Comments: Utah 1115 Demonstration Waiver Amendment

    In comments to the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Health Law Program urges HHS to reject Utah's proposed project, which would impose a number of unlawful conditions on coverage and access to care. Utah requested a number of restrictions, including: capping enrollment in the expansion population;…

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