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  • Amicus: Tennessee v. U.S. Department of State, Sixth Circuit

    Tennessee challenged the federal Medicaid statute’s requirement to provide Medicaid coverage to refugees as unconstitutionally coercive. Our amicus brief described the history of the Medicaid eligibility for immigrants, highlighting that the requirement to provide Medicaid to refugees has been part of Medicaid’s requirements since its inception in 1965. Partners:…

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  • DHS’ Proposed Rule: What May Change with Public Charge?

    The Department of Homeland Security is proposing a radical change to the longstanding immigration "public charge" provision, which impacts access to vital programs like Medicaid, housing assistance and an array food supplemental programs, for immigrants and their families. In this issue brief, Managing Attorney of National Health Law Program's…

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  • Protect Medi-Cal Funding Series, Children’s Health in California

    In the first of a 12-part "Protect Medi-Cal Funding," series, NHeLP Staff Attorney Alicia Kauk details the importance of California's Medicaid program, Medi-Cal, to children's health in the state. The first Issue Brief, "Children's Health in California," notes that 5.7 million rely on Medi-Cal and that 42 percent of…

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  • Darjee v. Betlach, District of Arizona

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    Low-income immigrant residents of Arizona who were eligible for full Medicaid benefits, but whose benefits were reduced to emergency-only benefits, filed suit against the state Medicaid agency for preventing them from accessing the full scope of necessary medical care. Plaintiffs alleged that these benefit reductions violated the obligation to…

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  • NHeLP Letter of Support for SB 10

    In a letter to Gov. Edmund G. Brown, NHeLP expresses support for SB 10, which would allow undocumented immigrants and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients to purchase unsubsidized health coverage through the state marketplace, Covered California.

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  • Writ of Mandate Order: Rivera v. Douglas

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    The Petition of Petitioners Frances Rivera, Mark Mullin, Ebony Pickett, Groto Ni and Maternal and Child Health Access ("Petitioners") for Ordinary Writ of Mandate (CCP § 1085), came on regularly for hearing on May 18, 2015, in Department 14 of the above-entitled court, the Honorable Evelio Grub presiding.

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