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  • NHeLP comments on Medicaid Prescrption Drug Rebate Program and Value- based Purchasing Proposed Rulemaking

    In a proposed rule, CMS seeks to expand value-based purchasing arrangements for prescription drugs in commercial plans and the Medicaid program. However, the proposed changes offer a cost-containment strategy with no safeguards to ensure that Medicaid enrollees can continue to access needed outpatient prescription drugs. NHeLP comments warn against“cost…

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  • Health Equity Blog

    The Coronavirus pandemic has upended life for people across the United States and the world. But the experience and severity are not equal.In the United States, deep inequities, rooted in a history of exploitation and maltreatment of Black, Indigenous, and people of color, are making the COVID crisis worse.…

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  • Amicus: Bellin v. Zucker, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

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    The National Health Law Program, along with the Center for Medicare Advocacy and Justice in Aging, filed this brief in the Second Circuit in support of the plaintiff. Rosalind Bellin receives Medicaid in New York and needs in-home long term care services to live in her home safely. She…

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  • June Medical Services v. Russo and the Work that Remains for Underserved Populations

    On June 29th, the Supreme Court ruled in June Medical Services vs. Russo that Louisiana’s admitting privileges law is unconstitutional and blocked it from taking effect. This win for reproductive health advocates means that abortion clinics can remain open to serve patients who need abortion care in Louisiana and…

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  • Equity Stance 4

    Vision:The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) believes that health equity is achieved when a person’s characteristics and circumstances -- including race and ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, income, class, disability, health, immigration status, nationality, religious beliefs, language proficiency, or geographic location -- do not predict their health…

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  • Equity Stance 3

    Vision:The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) believes that health equity is achieved when a person’s characteristics and circumstances -- including race and ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, income, class, disability, health, immigration status, nationality, religious beliefs, language proficiency, or geographic location -- do not predict their health…

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