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Tech Disparities: A New Social Determinant to Health

February 27, 2023

When the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) began implementing an electronic enrollment and case management system in 2014 they expressed twofold goals. The State wanted to ease the workloads…

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Recognizing National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD)

February 7, 2023

This post was written by our National Health Corps Member, Stutee Acharya. Please read more about her and the work she contributes to in LCHJ’s ALC project, here.   Since…

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Public Charge Win for Immigrant Communities

January 30, 2023

The Illinois-based Trump-era public charge lawsuit has finally come to a close, with the Supreme Court shutting down an attempt by Texas to join the case and revive it. The…

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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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