• The League joined 76 national organizations on a letter to U.S. Senate leadership urging them to reject provisions in the American Health Care Act that would undermine Medicare and Medicaid.
  • The League joined a letter urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to prioritize outreach and enrollment for limited English proficient persons, persons with disabilities, persons who are younger and others who may need additional assistance in Open Enrollment 4 or Special Enrollment Periods.
  • In a letter to President Obama, three of the nation's leading voting rights organizations—Demos, Project Vote, and the League of Women Voters—urged the Administration to come into compliance with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) by providing voter registration to eligible persons through the federally-facilitated health benefit exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In the letter, the groups—who have previously won many NVRA-enforcement lawsuits—indicated that they are prepared to seek legal recourse if necessary. The letter follows over two years of advocacy efforts on the part of the organizations regarding ongoing violations of the NVRA. Widely known as the “motor voter” law, the NVRA requires that registration services be offered in tandem with transactions conducted by certain government programs. Its requirements apply to all the health benefit exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

  • President Johnson signing Medicaid & Medicare into law
    President Johnson signing Medicaid & Medicare into law

    Fifty years ago this week, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Social Security Amendments into law thereby creating two of our most influential federal programs – Medicaid and Medicare. Not only did the creation of these programs provide health insurance to millions of low-income and elderly Americans, they have also been integral to promoting income equality among Americans by providing affordable and quality health care to vulnerable populations.