Founded in 1969, the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) protects and advances the health rights of low-income and underserved individuals and families. The oldest nonprofit of its kind, NHeLP advocates, educates and litigates at the federal and state levels. NHeLP’s lawyers and policy analysts stand up for the rights of the millions of people who struggle to access affordable, quality health care.
NHeLP: The National Health Law Program released an issue brief reviewing the rules related to special enrollment periods (SEPs). The issue brief explains who may qualify for an SEP and how to apply for coverage outside of the Open Enrollment Period.
NHeLP & CA: Children Now and the National Health Law Program, in collaboration with other health advocacy groups, assisted the Department of Health Care Services with the development of a Continuity of Care webpage to support the State’s transition of Medi-Cal beneficiaries into managed care plans.
NHeLP: The National Health Law Program published a brief on Medi-Cal eligibility for former foster youth under the ACA. The brief highlights states’ obligations to provide Medicaid coverage to former foster youth until age 26 and California’s approach to implementation, including the decision to extend Medi-Cal coverage to former foster youth from other states.
NHeLP: The National Health Law Program published a literature review on Medicaid premiums and cost sharing and the impact on enrollment, service utilization, and health status.
NHeLP: In its March newsletter, the National Health Law Program reviewed Arkansas and Iowa’s use of premium assistance and section 1115 demonstration waivers to expand Medicaid.
NHeLP: The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) published a fact sheet highlighting California’s strategies to extend Medi-Cal coverage to former foster youth and its decision to cover former foster youth from other states.
NHeLP: The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) updated The Advocate’s Guide to MAGI, first published in October 2013. The revisions include: updated IRS tax filing thresholds and exemption amounts; a revised section on when Veterans Affairs benefits are considered as part of MAGI; an expanded discussion and examples of married, separated and divorced couples; and a new section describing the differing rules for establishing the applicable Federal Poverty Level (FPL) in both Marketplace and Medicaid eligibility determinations.
NHeLP: The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) published an issue brief highlighting: advocates’ involvement in developing California’s streamlined paper application; delays implementing the interface between Covered California and Medi-Cal’s eligibility systems; and opportunities for advocates’ participation to continue to improve California’s enrollment systems.
NHeLP: The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) issued two resources on the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) service for Medicaid-eligible children and youth:
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