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  • Meeting the Health Care Needs of LGBTQ Immigrants

    Abbi Coursolle Uncategorized

    *This blog was co=authored by NHeLP's Abbi Coursolle with Angela Griffin (J.D. Candidate, May 2022, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles)LGBTQ immigrant individuals face multiple barriers to health care access and coverage due to intersectional discrimination. As immigrants, they face discrimination when trying to access health care and are simultaneously…

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  • Tennessee Medicaid Waiver Approval Lawsuit Put on Pause, Plaintiffs Agree Following New Approval Process

    Washington, DC - On Thursday, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia announced that it had ordered the case McCutchen v. Becerra to be held in abeyance. The Court's action follows moves by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to reopen the federal comment period on Tennessee's recently…

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  • Immigrant Health

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

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  • Class action lawsuit seeks to stop Florida from denying care to children based on its illegal Medicaid standard

    Complaint claims the agency is violating the federal Medicaid coverage standards for beneficiaries under age 21JACKSONVILLE, FL – The Florida Health Justice Project (FHJP), National Health Law Program (NHeLP), and attorney Joshua Norris have filed a federal class action lawsuit against the Florida Medicaid agency, the Agency for Health…

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  • Comments on Vermont Section 1115 Extension Application

    In comments to the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Health Law Program urges HHS to reject Vermont's requests to waive the IMD exclusion for mental health services, to waive the inmate exclusion, to impose premiums on some children ages 0-18, and to waive retroactive coverage.

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