Fighting for Health Rights for All
Attorneys litigating in state and federal courts and policy advocates fighting to advance access to quality health care for low-income and underserved individuals.
Learn more about Section 1557
Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act provides important protections against discrimination in health care programs and activities. The Biden Administration has just proposed changes aimed at strengthening Section 1557 protections. Check out additional resources and opportunities to get involved.
Benefits Tech Advocacy Hub
Technology is causing real harm to people in the form of public benefits cuts, denials, and terminations. That is why we have launched the Benefits Tech Advocacy Hub at www.btah.org.
COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Unwinding
The federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) helped people enroll in and stay on Medicaid during the pandemic. But what happens when the PHE ends? Learn more about ways to ensure a smooth PHE unwinding process that preserves Medicaid coverage for all who remain eligible.
Abortion is Health Care
Abortion is health care. Period. The National Health Law Program works at every level to protect access to the full range of essential reproductive health services, including abortion, in Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplaces, and private insurance.
Litigating Aggressively for Low-Income People
Our litigation team protects progressive health care policies through litigation in state and federal courts. We defend the nation’s health care safety net for those most in need and those with the fewest resources.
California’s Medi-Cal program provides free or low-cost health care coverage to more than 14 million low-income adults, families with children, seniors, persons with disabilities, pregnant women, children in foster care, and former foster youth up to age 26.
- Featured Resource July 16, 2021Download publication
Individuals rely on a civil rights statute, 42 U.S.C. § 1983, to enforce provisions of the Medicaid Act. During 2020, three circuits issued four…
Coronavirus Related Blogs
- August 23, 2022
Little noticed provision of Inflation Reduction Act will have a big impact on Medicaid, improving health outcomes for enrollees
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), signed into law by President Biden in August, provides landmark changes in health care.…
- September 19, 2021
September 19-25, 2021 is Telehealth Awareness Week. NHeLP joins many stakeholders, health care providers, and advocates to acknowledge this…