Posts from 2013

    • They Shouldn’t Have to Fight Their Own Legal Battles Too
    • They Shouldn’t Have to Fight Their Own Legal Battles Too

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      Today is Veterans Day. A day to honor those who have served in the military, but also to recognize that many veterans, especially the sick and disabled, face enormous obstacles to achieving economic self-sufficiency and improving the quality of their lives. One promising trend is the growth in medical-legal partnerships that can remove legal obstacles and improve their health and well-being.

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    • Affordable Care: Act One
    • Affordable Care: Act One

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      On October 1, the nation’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) officially launched its initial phase to enroll millions of uninsured Americans. While the majority of ACA news coverage has focused on the new insurance exchanges, one of the most promising aspects of the system relates to its treatment of Medicaid, the government program for low-income individuals who cannot afford health insurance.

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    • Turning Five
    • Turning Five

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      For special needs children, turning five can mean significant cuts to special education services and benefits from the New York City Department of Education. While NYLAG and other organizations represent these children and their families to secure the attention and education they need, more still needs to be done.

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    • Thoughts on Philanthropy
    • Thoughts on Philanthropy

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      People are buzzing about Peter Buffett’s recent New York Times Op-Ed, which takes a thought-provoking look at the failures of the “charitable-industrial complex” in solving our biggest global challenges.

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    • Refreshing News on a Hot Day
    • Refreshing News on a Hot Day

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      The heat wave is a great excuse to give a little back to the most vulnerable among us. You can help by donating your time to a local nonprofit that helps people find shelter from the blistering heat, or one that provides access to the nutritional and health care services they need to stay well.

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