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  • Oklahoma Comment Portal

    This comment portal is closed.However, comments can still be submitted to cms.gov until Saturday, June 27 at 11:59 pm. Visit https://1115publiccomments.medicaid.gov.Oklahoma's harmful proposal includes:  work requirements premium payments for very low-income individuals payments for non-emergency use of the Emergency Department denial of retroactive coverage elimination of Non-Emergency Medical Transportation…

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  • Essential Health Benefits

    About Essential Health BenefitsThe Essential Health Benefits (EHBs) are ten broad categories of health care services that Marketplace health plans and certain other private market plans must cover to help ensure people have access to basic health care services (see list below). The EHB requirement has closed health care…

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  • Supreme Court Rules Federal Law Protects LGBTQ Workers from Discrimination

    WASHINGTON, DC – The Supreme Court advanced the cause of LGBTQ rights Monday, ruling that Title VII, the landmark civil rights law barring sex discrimination in the workplace, applies to gay, lesbian and transgender workers. The decision was written by Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch. He was joined by Chief…

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  • In the Middle of a Pandemic, Trump Rolls Back Health Care Nondiscrimination Regulatory Protections

    National Health Law Program Condemns Administration for Encouraging Discrimination in Health CareWashington, D.C. – After years of executive orders and unrelenting sabotage undermining the landmark Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration has moved to officially rollback the vital regulations implementing ACA's nondiscrimination protections for people historically discriminated against in…

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  • K.B. v. Michigan D.H.H.S., Eastern District of Michigan

    A class of Medicaid-eligible children with intensive mental health care needs who are at risk of avoidable psychiatric hospitalizations or commitment to the juvenile delinquency system sued the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services for failing to provide needed mental health services in the community as required by…

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  • Amicus: Allegheny Reproductive Health Center v. Pennsylvania DHS, Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania

    In 1985, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld a state law restricting the use of public funding for abortions, finding that it did not violate the Pennsylvania Constitution. In January 2019, eight reproductive health centers filed suit seeking reconsideration of that decision and ultimately, a court order requiring the Commonwealth…

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