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  • Court Should Uphold ACA Contraceptive Coverage

    WASHINGTON—On the sixth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the U.S. Supreme Court turns its attention today to Zubik v. Burwell, a consolidation of seven lawsuits challenging provisions of the law intended to ensure women's health and well-being. Last month, the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) filed an…

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  • Federal Judge Strikes Down Missouri Gag Rule on Health Care Navigators

    WASHINGTON—In a victory for health reform advocates, the U.S. District Court struck down Missouri state laws that severely restricted the advice health care navigators and certified application counselors could give to insurance customers. Senior Judge Ortie D. Smith ruled that provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) preempt Missouri's…

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  • NHeLP Welcomes Nomination of Merrick Garland to Supreme Court

    WASHINGTON—In response to President Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland, Elizabeth G. Taylor, executive director of the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) released the following statement:  "We welcome the President's decision to nominate Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court and are confident that he brings the necessary intelligence and experience…

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  • Senate Stubbornness in Refusing to Follow the Constitution Puts Americans’ Health at Risk

    WASHINGTON—Today the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Texas abortion case, Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, which challenges the draconian restrictions on abortion providers enacted by the State of Texas in 2013. These restrictions, if upheld, would lead to the closing of most abortion clinics in the…

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  • Huffington Post: Roe Reminds Us of Restrictions on Women’s Health Care

    By Elizabeth TaylorOn this 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision protecting a woman's right to decide whether, or when, to become a parent, I am also reminded that it is the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Hyde Amendment. Since 1976, this amendment…

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  • President Obama’s 2017 Budget Incentive to States Fulfills SOTU Medicaid Expansion Commitment

    WASHINGTON—The National Health Law Program’s (NHeLP) Elizabeth G. Taylor, Executive Director, and Mara Youdelman, Managing Attorney of the Washington, DC office, issued the following statement responding to President Obama’s budget proposal to expand Medicaid in “More than Halfway There: New Opportunities to Expand Medicaid and Level the Playing Field.”“NHeLP…

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