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.
Medicaid Continuous Coverage 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.
Health Law Partnerships
Together, the National Health Law Program and our partners create and execute strategies to address existing and emerging obstacles to health care access.
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.
Protect Medicaid 2023
Proposals are being considered by Congressional Republicans to cut Medicaid funding as part of the debt ceiling negotiation. These proposals include Medicaid block grants, per capita caps, and work requirements. If implemented, these policies would limit federal funding and make it more difficult for individuals to access health care programs and services.
Celebrate Medicaid Awareness Month
NHeLP marks Medicaid Awareness Month every April, advocating for Medicaid policies and laws, protecting beneficiaries’ rights, and enforcing Medicaid law to meet the needs of low-income individuals, families, and underserved communities. Join us in spreading awareness of this life-saving program.
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.
- Featured Resource July 16, 2021
Q&A: 2020 Circuit Decisions on Private Enforcement of the Medicaid ActDownload 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…
Protect Medicaid 2023 & Debt Ceiling Blogs
- May 25, 2023
The Playbook to Use Paperwork to Kick People Off Coverage
By Elizabeth G. Taylor, Executive Director of the National Health Law Program, Juliet Choi, President and CEO of the…
- April 26, 2023
Top 10 Reasons Why Work Requirements Are Bad for Medicaid
This blog was originally published as a fact sheet. A PDF version can be found here.House of Representatives Speaker…
- April 21, 2023
Proposed Medicaid Work Requirements are Another Dangerous Attack on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Justice
The year is 2023, and a growing movement of Republican lawmakers are attacking sexual and reproductive health care access…