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  • Health Advocate: Medicaid Caps: The Threat Below the Surface

    Leo Cuello

    With the media focused on congressional and executive efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Republican lawmakers and the Trump administration are also planning to radically alter the funding of Medicaid. NHeLP Health Policy Director Leonardo Cuello in the February Health Advocate concludes, "While we educate the public…

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  • Health Advocate: The Year Ahead: Medicaid Works!

    With the Trump administration and lawmakers in the new Congress suggesting they will pursue changing Medicaid through block grants or capping or cutting its federal funding, NHeLP D.C. Managing Attorney Mara Youdelman details the ways Medicaid is helping tens of millions of Americans each year. "Medicaid is more important than…

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  • Health Advocate: Delivery System Reform & Medicaid Caps

    Leo Cuello

    Efforts to cut or cap Medicaid that are being discussed by members of the new Congress and incoming administration could greatly disrupt delivery system reforms. Such reforms, as noted by Health Policy Director Leonardo Cuello, are designed to improve quality of care and reduce costs.  In December's Health Advocate, Cuello…

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  • Health Advocate: The Post-Election State of Our Health

    With a looming Trump administration and conservative majorities in Congress promising to repeal the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, and greatly weaken Medicaid and other public safety net laws, NHeLP D.C. Managing Attorney Mara Youdelman details some of what to expect in the coming year on health care.…

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  • Health Advocate: Oral Health Update

    In this month's Health Advocate, Senior Attorney Michelle Lilienfeld examines the status of oral health of our most vulnerable populations. Beyond coverage issues, Lilienfeld explores some of the other barriers preventing children and adults living on limited incomes from accessing quality oral health care services. For instance, many dental…

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  • Health Advocate: States Expand Coverage of Contraception

    States are taking the initiative to bolster federal health care policy intended to provide comprehensive contraceptive coverage, Staff Attorney Agata Pelka writes in the September Health Advocate. Pelka states, "Access to quality, comprehensive health care is critical for women to be equal, participating, and productive members of society." While…

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