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  • Trump Administration Continues its Efforts to Explode Medicaid

    Guidance for Block Grant Waivers Threatens the Medicaid Health Insurance Safety NetWashington, DC – In yet another attempt to transform Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through administrative action, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued guidance encouraging states to apply for waivers to block grant Medicaid…

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  • National Health Law Program Honors Attorney General Becerra with Waxman Award for Health Care Advocacy

    Los Angeles, CA – In commemoration of our 50th anniversary, the National Health Law Program is pleased to present California Attorney General Xavier Becerra with the inaugural Henry Waxman Award for Health Care Advocacy. The award is named in honor of Henry Waxman, a fearless legislator who has spent…

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  • Trump Seeks to Punish California Over Abortion Access

    Administration Targets California Law Requiring Private Insurance to Cover AbortionWashington, D.C. - The National Health Law Program strongly condemns the Trump administration's threat to withhold federal funding from California over its requirement that private insurers cover abortion care."Access to health care should be based on a person's needs, in…

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  • HHS Approves Texas’s Medicaid Waiver in Attack on Reproductive and Sexual Health

    Texas Waiver Will Block Access to Family Planning and Preventive ServicesWashington –The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ recent approval of a Medicaid waiver project from Texas will prevent low-income women from receiving family planning and preventive care services from the qualified providers of their choice. The approval…

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  • Red Tape & Shady Accounting: HHS Plan to Restrict Abortion Access 47 Years After Roe

    Right in the middle of the winter holidays, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a final rule entitled “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Exchange Program Integrity.” Despite its innocuous title, this rule intends to restrict abortion coverage. Although HHS acknowledges that most commenters objected…

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  • NHeLP Launches Administrative Advocacy Campaign

    The National Health Law Program is embarking on a two year project engaging in administrative advocacy to protect and expand health rights for low- and middle-income people across the United States, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This project will allow the National Health Law Program (NHeLP)…

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