Coronavirus Resources

This is a time of uncertainty and anxiety. Like individuals and institutions around the globe, the National Health Law Program is monitoring the coronavirus pandemic. As an organization dedicated to protecting and expanding access to health rights for low-income and underserved individuals, we are acutely aware that the coronavirus will most severely impact the populations we serve.
While we are taking steps to make sure our staff stays healthy, we will continue to fight for policies that prioritize health care access for low-income and underserved individuals and families. Below you will find an assortment of NHeLP resources related to coronavirus. Updated June 11, 2021.
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Fact Sheet: Overview on Using Medicaid to Respond to COVID-19

In a new fact sheet, Director of Health Policy Leo Cuello discusses how states have several major paths to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic using Medicaid. States have numerous points of discretionary authority, some special discretionary authority that arises in emergency scenarios, normal state plan amendment (SPA) options, and waiver authorities (particularly section 1135 authority). This overview is intended to help advocates better understand and shape state Medicaid responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

NHeLP COVID-19 Publications

Coronavirus Related Blogs


Below are resources from NHeLP related to COVID-19, as well as selected guidance from government agencies that we believe may be especially helpful for advocates. As information about the pandemic changes rapidly, please be vigilant in making sure all information you read is current.


NHeLP Top Ten Lists

NHeLP Health Equity Blog Series

Resources Related to Medicaid Authorities

Resources Related to Federal Legislation

Resources Related to Eligibility and Enrollment

Resources Related to Due Process

Resources Related to Vaccinations

Resources Related to Reproductive and Sexual Health

Resources Related to Disability and Long-Term Services and Supports

Resources Related to Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Resources Related to Telehealth

Resources Related to Services and Prescription Drugs

Resources Related to Communities of Color

Resources Related to Immigration and Xenophobia

Resources Related to California Medicaid (Medi-Cal)

Other NHeLP Resources

Key Federal Medicaid Resources