Our Cases: Fighting Medicaid Cuts

The National Health Law Program works with state and national partners to challenge unlawful changes to the Medicaid program, including federal approvals that are contrary to the Medicaid Act. 

While often referred to as an overly complex statute, there are certain parts of the Medicaid Act that are required and other parts that are optional for states. While states may use authorities like waivers and Section 1115 demonstration projects, they may only do so within the boundaries of the Secretary of Health and Human Services’ authority. NHeLP has a successful history of litigation that challenges approvals that go beyond the strictures of the Medicaid Act. For example, in the past several years NHeLP successfully fought the implementation of work requirements and other restrictions on Medicaid coverage. 

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