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  • Philbrick v. Azar

    Representing low-income individuals from New Hampshire, the National Health Law Program, New Hampshire Legal Assistance and National Center for Law and Economic Justice filed a lawsuit, Philbrick v. Azar, March 20 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, challenging HHS approval of New Hampshire's Medicaid waiver…

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  • Abortion Coverage Under Medicaid

    This Q&A provides an overview of how the federal government and states cover abortion under Medicaid. The Q&A's Appendix provides a chart looking at every state's coverage. National Health Law Program Senior Attorney Fabiola Carrión notes that federal Medicaid "funding for abortion is severely constrained, but not completely unavailable.…

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  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2020

    National Health Law Program's comments to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding proposed regulations that would continue the administration's campaign to weaken the landmark Affordable Care Act's protections for health care consumers.

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  • State and Federal Legislative Proposals Relating to Doula Care

    and Dhara Patel

    Dhara Patel, an intern at the National Health Law Program, and Amy Chen, a senior attorney, provide a summary of major state and federal legislation introduced or enacted within the past 10 years that included funding for doula services, which is patient-centered care that is vital to combatting the…

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  • Q&A: Department of Justice Policies on Consent Decrees and Injunctions

    National Health Law Program Legal Director Jane Perkins explains a late fall DOJ memorandum on nationwide consent decrees and injunctions. Perkins also provides recommendations for advocates involved with federal and state or local government entities on myriad cases involving them regarding public institutions, housing, foster care systems and Medicaid…

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  • Amended Complaint in Stewart v. Azar

    The National Health Law Program, Kentucky Equal Justice Center and the Southern Poverty Law Center filed an amended complaint in Stewart v. Azar regarding HHS's re-approval of a demonstration Medicaid waiver for Kentucky, which includes an onerous work mandate, higher premiums and other illegal obstacles to Medicaid. Click here…

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