In a new HuffPo Politics piece about the end of the open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s healthcare services, our friends at Voices for Civil Justice called many legal aid lawyers across the country the “unsung heroes” of the enrollment surge for healthcare. The article recognizes the complex problems that people living in poverty can face. Many of these problems are interconnected, and poor access to healthcare is only one of them. Legal aid attorneys are particularly suited to help people find lasting solutions to their problems. The article provides a good example of how “medical problems are often rooted in legal issues — and legal troubles can frequently be caused by poor health. A young child with asthma, for instance, may benefit more from a lawyer who can solve a mold dispute with a landlord than from a prescription inhaler.” You can read the whole article here.
We are proud of all the efforts of our Public Benefits Practice Group during the past few months with ACA enrollment, and we’re sure our clients are just as grateful as we are. Thanks, team!