The Affordable Care Act (ACA) created some strong new protections against discrimination. In this Web Forum, the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation at Harvard Law School (CHLPI) will cover patients’ protections under the ACA and their right to appeal when eligibility or services are denied. During the Web Forum, we will discuss specific decisions that can be appealed, and will cover the basic appeals process for both eligibility and coverage. We will also cover grounds for eligibility for special enrollment periods and the new auto-enrollment process that will take place this fall. The Web Forum will be tailored to specifically address the concerns of people with diabetes and the common comorbidities, and will also include a section providing guidance for patients on how to choose a health plan that best meet their needs.

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Malinda Ellwood, JD

Clinical Instructor of Law, Health Law and Policy Clinic, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation

Harvard Law School

Jamaica Plain, MA

Malinda joined the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation in September 2011. Her work focuses on health care reform implementation, with a focus on increasing access to care for individuals living with HIV and/or hepatitis C, including increasing access to food and nutrition services (“food is medicine”). Prior to…

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Maggie J. Morgan, JD, MA

Health Law and Policy Fellow, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation

Harvard Law School

Jamaica Plain, MA

Maggie Morgan is a Clinical Fellow at the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation at Harvard Law School, where she works on national and state-based health law and policy initiatives to increase access to care for low-income Americans suffering from diabetes, HIV and other chronic conditions. Currently, Maggie serves…

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