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  • Trump Targets Health of Immigrant Families In Seeking Change of Longstanding Immigration Law

    Rule Change Aims to Discourage Immigrant Families from Health, Food and Nutrition ServicesWashington – The Trump administration’s Department of Homeland Security has issued a mean-spirited proposed regulation intended to yank vital publicly funded health care and other safety net services from individuals and families in the citizenship process.“The president has…

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  • National Health Law Program: Comments on Sterilization Consent Form

    Established in the 1970s, the Medicaid Consent for Sterilization policy was, and remains, a much-needed protection against coercive sterilization practices.The United States has an ugly history of forcibly sterilizing low-income people, and particularly targeting low-income women, women of color, immigrant women, and women with disabilities to advance eugenics principles.…

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  • Reproductive & Sexual Health

    Ensuring all individuals access to all reproductive health services.All individuals are entitled to comprehensive and quality reproductive health care, delivered with dignity, where cost is never a barrier. Yet, people often face systemic obstacles from harmful legislation, religious refusal, complex managed care systems, racism, and stigma.National Health Law Program…

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  • Waiver 1115 Information

    Section 1115 Medicaid waivers allow states to explore new options for providing health coverage to persons who would otherwise not be eligible and allow states to examine innovative ways to deliver care by waiving certain requirements of the Medicaid Act.While waivers can be important tools that can help states…

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  • Sec. 1115 Waiver Tracking Chart

    Sec. 1115 of the Social Security Act allows the Secretary of HHS to waive some requirements of the Medicaid Act so that states can test novel approaches to improving medical assistance for low-income people. While historically states have proposed waivers that did indeed propose innovative approaches to improve Medicaid…

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  • HHS Moves to Thwart Family Planning Vital to Low-Income People

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    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will soon publish its new rules on Title X, the only federal program dedicated solely to providing family planning and related preventive services. The proposed changes - published on June 1 - will remove critical care that low-income individuals and families have…

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