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  • National Health Law Program Expands D.C. Staff with Communications Hire

    NHeLP’s Executive Director Elizabeth G. Taylor Welcomes New Communications DirectorWASHINGTON—National Health Law Program Executive Director Elizabeth G. Taylor today announced an expansion of its national office staff with the hire of a communications director."Since 1969, NHeLP has worked tirelessly and successfully to defend and expand health care rights of…

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  • Modern Healthcare: CMS delays moving appeals and subsidy payment processes online

    By Virgil DicksonThe CMS is pressing pause on two initiatives to automate how it pays tax and subsidy payments to plans on the insurance marketplace and how consumers appeal denials of coverage eligibility....The appeals process has improved greatly from the early days of open enrollment. Most get decisions on…

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  • NHeLP Urges Action on High Drug Pricing

    WASHINGTON—The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) sent a letter to Senators Ron Wyden and Chuck Grassley supporting the Senate Finance Committee's investigation into high prices for hepatitis C prescription drugs and barriers to access for Medicaid beneficiaries. The committee requested public comments in January 2016 on its investigation into…

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  • The Body: Investigation of Humana’s Discriminatory HIV Drug Pricing Ends With a Fine and a Promise — But Practice Continues With HCV Meds

    By Althea FungHumana health insurance company has been fined $500,000 by Florida regulators for failing to cooperate with investigators looking into claims that its drug pricing discriminated against people living with HIV.The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (FIOR) announced the fine last week following an investigation into allegations that Humana…

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  • NHeLP Files Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Birth Control Case

    WASHINGTON — The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) has filed a friend of the court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the all-important women's health case, Zubik v. Burwell. This case will decide whether non-profit employers are able to deny their employees access to contraceptive services on religious grounds.…

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  • Florida Insurance Commissioner fines Humana $500,000

    Advocates welcome consent order to protect people livingwith HIV/AIDS, call for robust monitoring and enforcement of ACA non-discrimination provisionsWASHINGTON—The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (FOIR) announced this week that it had concluded its market examination of Humana and fined the health insurer $500,000 for failing to cooperate with investigators. In…

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