The Position: The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) seeks a full-time staff attorney to join its dynamic team working to ensure access and quality health care for vulnerable people. The ideal candidate will have strong research and writing skills; experience with or interest in federal legislative and administrative policy; the ability to work individually, in national coalitions and within communities of color; and will demonstrate an understanding of the unique issues of health care access and quality as they impact low- income people and other underserved and marginalized populations. This position will focus on access to health care for low-income older adults, including issues such as care management and chronic illness, dual Medicare-Medicaid eligibility, and long-term services and supports. Candidates with managed care experience are strongly encouraged.
This position is housed in NHeLP’s Washington, DC office.
- Help manage/coordinate projects to improve access to health care for low-income older adults;
- Develop analyses and publications concerning legal and policy developments, legislation and regulations concerning health care reform, Medicaid, and other issues in NHeLP’s priority areas;
- Conduct legislative and administrative advocacy, including drafting model legislation and participating in national and state coalitions;
- Track legislative and administrative developments relevant to the reform, preservation and expansion of health care, particularly as it affects quality and person-centered care for low- income older adults;
- Respond to inquiries from Congressional and administrative staff and field advocates;
- Develop and conduct presentations and training events.
- Graduate degree (J.D., M.P.H., M.A. or similar) or previous relevant experience
- Minimum 3 years of experience preferred
- Legislative or health care agency (e.g., HHS, CMS) experience a plus
- Knowledge of public insurance, particularly Medicaid and Medicare
- Ability to think creatively and to work independently or as part of a team
- Commitment to NHeLP’s mission of providing high quality representation to low-income people, older adults, and people with disabilities
- Strong interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills and a sense of humor
- Some travel required
COMMITMENT: Full-time, immediate availability
SALARY: Commensurate with experience; generous benefits
The National Health Law Program was established in 1969 as a non-profit law firm focusing on publicly funded health insurance and civil rights laws. With offices on both coasts, we manage a broad array of national, state and local projects ranging from complex analyses of Medicaid law, class action litigation, and individualized technical support. We provide legal expertise to non-profit health organizations as well as frame new legal theories and work with policy makers to implement public programs grounded
in the experience and needs of low-income older adults and people with disabilities. NHeLP works on a day-to-day basis with other national and state advocacy and community-based organizations on strategy, analysis, litigation, and otheractivities to address health access problems that imperil the ability of low- income and special needs populations to get the care they need.
NHeLP is committed to a diverse staff. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons, are encouraged to apply.
TO APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to:
National Health Law Program
1444 I Street NW, Suite 1105
Washington, DC 20005