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Trump-Era Public Charge Lawsuit Comes to a Close: Supreme Court Shuts Down Attempt to Revive Cruel Public Charge Rule But the Legal Fight Continues

January 10, 2023

This announcement was released on January 09, 2023, through the Shriver Center on Poverty Law, which co-counseled the litigation against the 2019 public charge rule in the Northern District of…

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Advocates Push to End Prior Authorization Requirement for Hepatitis C Cures

November 21, 2022

On Thursday, in coalition with over 100 healthcare providers and organizations, Legal Council for Health Justice urged the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services to end its use of…

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Staff Spotlight: Milo Vieland

October 31, 2022

Staff Spotlight is a blog series featuring a member of Legal Council’s expert and ever-growing team. Today’s Spotlight features Milo Vieland, Staff Attorney & Equal Justice Works (EJW) Fellow sponsored…

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Legal Council for Health Justice Seeks Summer 2023 Law Student Interns

October 28, 2022

Legal Council for Health Justice seeks 1L and 2L law student interns to join us this summer (2023). Students are expected to work full-time for 8 to 10 weeks. We…

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STATEMENT: Illinois Advocates Commend the Release of a Final Public Charge Rule

September 9, 2022

This announcement was released through the Protect Immigrant Families – Illinois (PIF-IL) coalition, of which Legal Council for Health Justice is a member.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHICAGO —  The Protecting…

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UPDATE: Illinois Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Protecting SNAP Recipient & Places the Burden of Proof on IDHS

June 30, 2022

January 20, 2023 UPDATE: The Illinois Supreme Court has decided today in favor of the Appellee, in CHAUDHARY v. DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES. Within this opinion, the Court ruled that the…

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New Working Group Collects SSA Experience from Illinoisans as Field Offices Reopen

May 4, 2022

Legal Council has convened a working group of Social Security advocates across the state to engage with the Social Security Administration (SSA) about improvements to its services. Our first task…

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Policy Update: Bill Making Medicaid More Equitable Goes to Governor’s Desk

April 13, 2022

As the Illinois legislative session comes to an end, Legal Council is taking a moment to reflect on and celebrate achievements made toward health equity through legislation. We worked persistently…

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Together, We Can Address Inequities in Medicaid Estate Recovery

February 22, 2022

Solving our society’s challenges requires us to think creatively about what resources and options we have available to us. Medicaid estate recovery is currently required by federal law. We know…

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