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  • SCOTUS Unanimously Maintains Current Access to Mifepristone

    Washington, DC — Today the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. Food and Drug Administration, ruling that the plaintiffs do not have standing to challenge the FDA’s approval of mifepristone, one of the two drugs used in the most common medication abortion regimen.…

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  • Addressing Language Access for Reproductive Telehealth Care

    RHITES, COLOR Latina, Frontera Fund, and National Health Law Program (NHeLP)

    RHITES latest factsheet created in partnership with COLOR Latina, Frontera Fund and the National Health Law Program dives deeper into how folks with limited English proficiency (LEP) face systemic inequities when trying to access health care, including unique challenges to benefiting from telehealth services. Highlights include: ➡️ About one…

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  • Section 1557 Final Rule Explicitly Addresses Intersectional Discrimination for the First Time

    What is Intersectionality?Intersectionality, a theory created by scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw, describes how an individual's multitude of identities intersect to create unique ways they experience oppression or discrimination. Crenshaw’s original framing of intersectionality centered the experiences of Black women, who were often erased by feminist theory and antiracist policy because…

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  • The HCBS Settings Rule: Looking Back and Forging Ahead

    and Syd Pickern

    This report from the National Health Law Program and the Community Living Policy Center provides recommendations for the continued implementation of the 2014 Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Settings Rule after the very lengthy transition phase to implement the new requirements formally ended in 2023. It is based…

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  • North Carolina Tailored Plan Network Adequacy: Acute Care Hospitals Update

    Daniel Young

    North Carolina is launching Tailored Plans on July 1, 2024 to manage the behavioral health and physical health services for beneficiaries in need of enhanced services for a mental health disorder, substance use disorder, intellectual/developmental disability (I/DD), or traumatic brain injury (TBI). A Tailored Plan’s provider network is critical…

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  • [Webinar] Section 504 Final Rule

    HHS recently released updated regulations implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. The Final Rule strengthens protections against disability discrimination in health care programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance, including in the areas of medical treatment decision making and providing services in the most integrated setting. NHeLP…

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