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WASHINGTON—The National Health Law Program welcomed yesterday’s introduction of the Health Equity and Access under the Law (HEAL) for Immigrant Women and Families Act. The bill, introduced by Rep. Lujan Grisham, would undo harmful restrictions and restore access to health care for lawfully present immigrants who are otherwise eligible.
WASHINGTON—Days before the Supreme Court again takes up the Affordable Care Act, the nation's top legal minds, physicians and policy experts held a briefing on where the law's contraceptive coverage requirement fits in federal law and policy and potential ramifications.
Federal government doesn't like the idea but can't stop it
By Nancy Metcalf
Thanks to the new health care law, millions more people now qualify for free health care under an expansion of the Medicaid program. Unfortunately, some of those people may end up having their homes seized by their state goverment after they die. Specifically, that risk applies to new Medicaid recipients 55 and older who live in 10 states: California, Colorado, Iowa, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, and Rhode Island.