Health Reform Questions Answered

Public health officials, attorneys, policy-makers and advocates have reached out to the Network with requests for legal assistance. Below are some of these requests and the responses given by Network attorneys. To protect privacy, names are not included in the examples. In addition, the Network will not share an example if a requestor asks for his or her request to be withheld.

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Addressing Vision and Hearing Problems in Low-Income Children

posted on Tue, Jul 21 2015 12:34 pm by The Network

The Network was contacted by a public health practitioner looking for research on vision and hearing problems in low-income children, and access to screening and other services.

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The ACA and Disproportional Share Hospital Payments

posted on Tue, Oct 28 2014 3:47 pm by Southeastern Region

Federal law requires that state Medicaid programs make Disproportional Share Hospital (DSH) payments to hospitals that serve a large number of Medicaid and uninsured individuals. Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would reduce the number of uninsured, the law mandated that DSH allotments be reduced.

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ACA's Individual Mandate and Released Prisoners

posted on Wed, Feb 5 2014 10:59 am by The Network for Public Health Law

The Network was contacted by a requestor who asked how the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and specifically the individual mandate, affects people who are released from prison.

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Medicaid Expansion under the ACA

posted on Thu, Aug 1 2013 12:00 am by Southeastern Region

The Network received a question from a local health official on Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), specifically if any measures are being taken to incentivize providers to accept Medicaid.

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Affordable Care Act Menu Labeling Standards

posted on Mon, Jul 1 2013 12:00 am by Western Region

The Network received an inquiry about federal standards for menu labeling and how they impact policies implemented by local governments.

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Training Public Health Professionals on the Affordable Care Act

posted on Sat, Jun 1 2013 12:00 am by Western Region

The Network received a request from a public health official for training resources related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Utilizing Legal and Policy Tools to Improve Local Public Health

posted on Mon, Apr 1 2013 12:00 am by Western Region

The Network received a request from a local health official in California who asked for more information on how local health departments can utilize legal and policy tools to achieve public health goals within their communities.

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Seniors and the ACA

posted on Wed, Aug 1 2012 12:00 am by Southeastern Region

One question came from a state public health official who asked about the applicability of the Affordable Care Act to individuals over the age of 65.

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