News and Media Alerts

1.9.17

“Consumers worry about what will happen after ACA repeal” The Charlotte Observer speaks to LSSP attorneys Doug Sea and Madison Hardee on the potential negative impacts that could result from repealing the Affordable Care Act without a similar policy to replace it on LSSP clients like Sara Kelly Jones and Lana Rubright.

12.20.16

“Denuncian riesgos si se revoca ‘Obamacare’” Hola Noticias covers LSSP’s #CoverageMatters event, hosted in partnership with the NC Justice Center to raise awareness of the need for continued access to affordable health care ahead of plans by Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

12.14.16

“What on Earth Are You Going to Do?” Consumers Navigate Obamacare Uncertainty WFAE story features LSSP health insurance navigator Julieanne Taylor and two LSSP clients, Darlene Hawes and Sara Kelly Jones

12.7.2016

“La Realidad legal de las deportaciones de Trump” LSSP immigration attorney speaks to post-election concerns in Charlotte’s immigrant community and outlines how to be prepared in Hola Noticias

10.27.2016

Despite Problems, ACA Plans under $100 available for some. Sign-Ups start Nov. 1 Madison Hardee clarifies what consumers can expect for open enrollment period for health insurance in the Charlotte Observer

Inicia periodo de inscripción a Obamacare LSSP health insurance navigator Elizabeth Garcia explains what consumers can expect for the upcoming open enrollment period for health insurance in Hola Noticias

10.17.2016

“What to do about NC’s uninsured?” LSSP client Tim Messenger featured in a Charlotte Observer article outlining the the discussion around Medicaid expansion in NC

10.23.2016

“Berger’s wrong about Medicaid expansion,” letter to the Editor by Madison Hardee in Charlotte Observer

10.4.2016

Attorney Madison Hardee speaks to Politico about the creative approaches LSSP is using to help millennials enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace

8.18.2016

LSSP Attorney Madison Hardee interviewed in the New York Times on Aetna’s decision to leave the Health Insurance Marketplace

8.16.2016

LSSP Attorney Madison Hardee interviewed in The Charlotte Observer’s article on Aetna’s decision to leave the Health Insurance Marketplace

8.9.2016

“Servicios Sociales puede ofrecerle beneficios” en Hola Noticias

6.8.2016
“Recuerdan ‘registro especial’ para aplicar a Obamacare” en Hola Noticias

5.27.16
LSSP Attorney Atenas Burrola interviewed in The Charlotte Observer’s article on immigrant families arrested by ICE in Charlotte

5.18.2016
LSSP Attorney Atenas Burrola featured in Creative Loafing article on Levine Museum “Which Way Home: Refugees in Charlotte” panel

4.5.2016
LSSP Attorney Director Arthur Bartlett featured in Times-News from participation in IRS community forum in Hendersonville

4.3.2016
LSSP Board President Bill Farthing stands up for representation for young children in immigration court in this Charlotte Observer op-ed

4.1.2016
LSSP Attorney Madison Hardee featured in Charlotte Observer article on Medicaid reform public hearing in Huntersville standing up for Medicaid expansion with partners

3.31.2016
Military Mondays programs expand across the country, including LSSP’s project in N.C.

3.26.2016
LSSP Attorney Atenas Burrola and Project Coordinator Kathryn Coiner-Collier discuss the plight of children representing themselves in immigration court in this The Economist article

3.11.2016
LSSP Attorney Maureen Abell featured in Charlotte Observer article on local students arrested during Charlotte Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids amid national activity

3.9.2016
LSSP Attorney Madison Hardee and consumer Lue Raven speak up for Medicaid expansion in N.C. to extend health insurance to state’s most vulnerable in Charlotte Observer article

3.4.2016
LSSP and Starbucks bring Military Mondays free legal clinics to veterans, servicemembers and their families in Mecklenburg, Union and Cabarrus Counties

3.2.2016
LSSP Attorney Robert Davis featured on Fox 46’s Good Day program about LSSP’s Military Mondays project at local Starbucks locations

2.15.2016
Breast cancer patient and LSSP consumer speaks about illness and LSSP’s help during her case in Associated Press story

2.11.2016
LSSP selected as nonprofit partner of Charlotte Ballet Dancing With the Stars of Charlotte celebrity Kobi Kennedy Brinson of Winston & Strawn LLP

2.4.2016
LSSP navigators and staff featured in Health and Human Services 2016 Open Enrollment recap video

1.12.2016
LSSP attorney Natalia Botella weighs in on eligibility changes for food stamps in Mecklenburg County in The Charlotte Observer article

1.12.2016
Se acaba el plazo de inscripción abierta a Obamacare

1.12.2016
Organizaciones preparan talleres ‘Conozca sus derechos’

1.10.2016
LSSP Navigator Gelila Selassie featured in WJZY clip on Charlotte health insurance enrollment event

1.10.2016
LSSP Navigator Julian Cernuda featured in Time Warner Cable News clip on Charlotte health insurance enrollment event

1.05.2016
LSSP selected for AIDS United’s Southern REACH program again, aiding in the fight for social justice and an end to AIDS in the South

1.01.2016
Tenth annual Wills on Wheels pro bono event highlighted in Mecklenburg County Bar News

12.26.2015
LSSP staff attorney Madison Hardee highlighted by The Charlotte Observer as a Charlottean who made our community better in 2015 through her work to increase access to health care in Mecklenburg and beyond

12.25.2015
N.C. must shine a light on domestic violence, op-ed in The Charlotte Observer

12.19.2015
LSSP’s Wills on Wheels event marks 10 years of providing free simple wills and advance directives to local seniors

12.14.2015
Thank you for making #GivingTuesdayCLT a success for LSSP and 100+  local nonprofits

12.11.2015
HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell, LSSP Navigator Julieanne and consumers speak about Open Enrollment at enrollment site Headlines Barbershop

12.11.2015
U.S. HHS Secretary Burwell visits LSSP enrollment sites and office in Charlotte to talk about health insurance enrollment efforts, via The Charlotte Observer

12.3.2015
Judith, a local consumer assisted by a LSSP navigator, shares her success with marketplace health insurance coverage on HHS’ blog

11.25.2015
During the holidays, hunger remains a reality for many; for some, N.C.’s hunger safety net may become hard to access

11.2.2015
Local pro bono attorneys recognized by LSSP, LANC and CFCR at 2015 Pro Bono Awards

10.31.2015
LSSP and partners prepare for third year of ACA health insurance enrollment, via The Charlotte Observer

10.21.2015
NC Lawyers Weekly article on importance of pro bono work by Associate Justice Cheri Beasley, NC Supreme Court, including recognition of local attorneys who volunteered with LSSP’s Safe Child Immigrant Project

10.19.2015
LSSP partners with local barber shop Headlines for second year in a row to host LSSP Health Insurance Navigator on site to assist with community enrollment

10.16.2015
Pro Bono Awards winners featured in NC Philanthropy’s Nonprofit News Roundup

10.15.2015
LSSP attorneys share why preserving the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program is critical to public service attorneys who rely on it to serve people in need of vital legal help

9.13.2015
LSSP Safe Child Immigrant Project work helping immigrant children in the Charlotte area featured in Charlotte Observer

9.3.2015
LSSP among NC Navigator Consortium awarded $2.6 million to enroll consumers in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act

8.26.2015
North Carolina State Bar Journal features access to justice stories from LSSP and other NC legal aid providers in its Fall issue

8.13.2015
LSSP & other local nonprofits responded to The Observer’s question, “What could you do with $900K?”

7.13.2015
LSSP participates in Charlotte-wide initiative #SummerShareCLT July 13-26 to help local nonprofits meet the needs of our community

7.10.2015
LSSP ED Ken Schorr remembers longtime Chief District Court Judge James Lanning’s work with legal aid

7.1.2015
New Mecklenburg County Bar President Cory Hohnbaum speaks about the work LSSP, Legal Aid of North Carolina, Safe Alliance, Council for Children’s Rights and local attorneys are doing to increase access to justice for families, individuals and children in legal crisis

6.27.2015
LSSP Executive Director Ken Schorr contributes in a piece by The Charlotte Observer Editorial Board on the Senate budget bill’s attempts to cut the N.C. Fair Housing Act and the state’s Human Relations Commission, which enforce and promote equal opportunity in housing, employment, public accommodations, and other areas

6.26.2015
Diana, a consumer who came to a LSSP navigator to sign up for health insurance, was featured in several articles across the U.S. on the King v. Burwell decision, including this Citizen-Times Article

6.25.2015
Kimberly, a local resident who signed up for health insurance through a LSSP navigator, was featured in The Charlotte Observer’s article on the King v. Burwell SCOTUS decision

6.1.2015
Read an article on LSSP’s work with local attorneys to protect unaccompanied immigrant children through the Safe Child Immigrant Project in the June edition of the Mecklenburg County Bar News

6.1.2015
Read an article in the summer edition of the North Carolina State Bar Journal on the pro bono work of committed young attorneys in N.C. who serve local nonprofits like LSSP and Legal Aid of North Carolina (p. 20)

5.27.2015
Read a Meck Med article by LSSP attorney Madison Hardee covering the local success and collaboration of the 2015 ACA enrollment period (p. 8)

5.7.2015
LSSP among organizations that signed on to Southern Hiv/Aids Strategy Initiative (SASI)’s letter to the Office of National AIDS Policy advocating for increased HIV prevention funding to hard hit areas.

5.1.2015
Several dedicated pro bono attorneys who work with LSSP clients spoke about their pro bono work in this Charlotte Business Journal article

4.8.2015
LSSP hosts enrollment event as deadline approaches, via Charlotte Observer

3.23.2015
LSSP and LANC host N.C. Chief Justice at 2015 Justice for All Luncheon

3.17.2015
LSSP staff featured in “Ayuda legal para los más necesitados,” via Hola Noticias

3.15.2015
“Ensuring Equal Access to Justice” editorial by Charlotte Observer staff, featuring LSSP Justice for All Luncheon keynote

3.5.2015
LSSP staff attorney contributes in Politico article “Child Immigrants Face New Crisis: Uneven Justice”

3.4.2015
LSSP Navigator featured in TWC News segment on ACA Supreme Court case

2.15.2015
LSSP Navigators and partners offer help for health insurance procrastinators – Charlotte Observer

2.12.2015
LSSP staff and pro bono attorneys aid unaccompanied immigrant children – Charlotte Observer

2.12.2015
Charlotte attorneys aid unaccompanied immigrant children – Lake Wylie Pilot

2.10.2015
Reclaman a McCrory ampliación de Medicaid – Hola Noticias

2.1.2015
LSSP Navigator consumer featured in Charlotte Observer story on looming ACA deadline

1.23.2015
ACA enrollment grows in Mecklenburg County – Charlotte Observer

1.6.2015
“¿Sin cobertura médica?” ACA LSSP Navigator coverage via Hola Noticias

12.7.2014
For working poor in NC, income drop creates health care fear – NC Observer story features LSSP client

12.5.2014
LSSP part of Charlotte group of nonprofits who raised $377,405 for national #GivingTuesday movement

11.17.2014
Legal Services for veterans expands to Union County – Union County Weekly

11.13.2014
LSSP Navigators offer health insurance assistance at Headlines Barber Shop, via WBTV

11.12.2014
“Ofrecen jornada masiva de inscripción a Obamacare” – Hola Noticias

11.10.2014
Charlotte Observer covers LSSP’s efforts to help Mecklenburg County residents sign up for health insurance through the ACA

11.10.2014
Legal services for veterans expands to Cabarrus County – Independent Tribune

10.31.14
LSSP Navigator featured in Fox 46 segment on Affordable Care Act

10.12.2014
A local resident’s enrollment in health insurance with the help of LSSP Navigators led to an early cancer diagnosis and a brighter future

9.30.2014
Niños migrantes se reúnen con su madre en Charlotte (Immigrant children reunite with mother in Charlotte)

9.25.2014
In N.C., more migrant children coming to public schools

9.24.2014
Feds relocate 219 immigrant children to N.C. in August

9.18.2014
LSSP receives Stewardship Award from N.C. Center for Nonprofits

9.16.2014
Nace ‘Charlotte CAN’ para ayudar a niños centroamericanos (Launch of ‘Charlotte CAN’ to help Central American children)

9.13.2014
LSSP joins Charlotte Compassion Action Network for Children to protect and provide assistance for immigrant children in Mecklenburg County

9.12.2014
LSSP, with a coalition of civil rights organizations, urges Department of Justice to ensure that immigrant children are not discriminated against in enrolling in local public schools

9.9.2014
Buscan traductores para ayudar en albergue para menores (Seeking translators to help shelter for minors)

9.2.2014
Charlotte podría recibir hasta 2.000 niños centroamericanos (Charlotte could receive up to 2,000 Central American children)

8.30.2014
Free legal help available to older Americans in the Charlotte area through LSSP’s Legal Services for the Elderly

8.26.2014
Charlotte albergaría a niños inmigrantes (Charlotte to house immigrant children)

8.17.2014
LSSP Navigators assist those who experience life changes and qualify for special enrollment periods

8.13.2014
LSSP Navigators help ensure that those who qualify for insurance in the Charlotte area are able to confirm their immigration status to access health care

8.9.2014
LSSP attorney Kasey Underwood speaks up for those who have lost their jobs by no fault of their own but are still waiting too long to receive critical unemployment benefits for them and their families in this Observer article

8.1.2014
LSSP McMillan Fellow Daniel Melo featured in the Mecklenburg Bar News for his work with LSSP’s Immigrant Justice Program

6.3.2014
Staff attorney Madison Hardee contributes to a Mecklenburg Medicine Magazine article on the health insurance marketplace enrollment period

5.8.2014
LSSP Navigator Fara Soubouti reaches out to Charlotte-area Latino community about the importance of health insurance coverage

3.31.2014
LSSP Executive Director Ken Schorr speaks to WBTV about end of health insurance marketplace open enrollment

3.30.2014
LSSP attorney Madison Hardee speaks to Fox 46 about health insurance marketplace deadline

3.18.2014
LSSP health insurance marketplace consumer speaks about her experience with a LSSP navigator at a Raleigh press conference

3.08.2014
LSSP health insurance consumer shares her story as the open enrollment deadline approaches

2.19.2014
N.C. public schools denying admission to immigrant kids, group charges – Fox News

2.19.2014
LSSP joins civil rights group to ensure access to N.C. schools for immigrant children – USA TODAY

2.19.2014
LSSP joins civil rights group to ensure access to N.C. schools for immigrant children – Public News Service

2.18.2014
Complaint: Immigrant children turned away from N.C. schools – NBC News

2.18.2014
LSSP joins civil rights group to ensure access to N.C. schools for immigrant children – Washington Times

2.17.2014
LSSP and LANC among N.C. legal services providers who generated $48 million in economic benefits across the state in 2012, via UNC Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity report

2.14.2014
En más distritos escolares denuncian discriminación – Qué Pasa-Mi Gente

2.05.2014
Creative Loafing highlights the help LSSP Navigators offer to those looking to sign up for health insurance through the N.C. marketplace

2.04.2014
LSSP featured in Hola Noticias encouraging local residents to learn more about their health insurance options with a local Navigator

12.08.2013
More Mecklenburg Co. residents are successfully signing up for insurance through healthcare.gov with the help of navigators, including several from LSSP’s staff

11.29.2013
LSSP attorney Madison Hardee featured in Charlotte Business Journal Q&A on Medicaid expansion in N.C.

11.26.2013
ABA Access to Justice Blog highlights LSSP & LANC #GivingTuesday video

11.12.2013
WBTV recaps 11/12 Affordable Care Act Awareness Event at which LSSP navigators presented and spoke with local residents

11.12.2013
Hola Noticias highlights LSSP navigator Fara Soubouti on local bilingual navigators

11.12.2013
Community Link launches effort for veterans and their families; LSSP partners to provide legal services to veterans in legal crisis

11.08.2013
LSSP grantor Women’s Impact Fund celebrates 10 years, $3.3 million in gifts to local nonprofits

11.08.2013
LSSP participates in Be the Change project at Providence Day School in partnership with SHARE Charlotte to educate high school students on local poverty

10.26.2013
LSSP Executive Director Ken Schorr contributed to a News & Observer article on the lack of access to legal representation in civil matters for many of N.C.’s poorest residents

10.24.2013
LSSP Health Insurance Navigator Anand Dwivedi was interviewed for a WBTV News segment on ways local residents can access the healthcare marketplace while healthcare.gov is under construction.

10.21.2013
WSOC interviews LSSP attorney Madison Hardee on guidance offered by local healthcare Navigators and issues with new health insurance marketplace

10.21.2013
LSSP attorney Madison Hardee asks for patience and offers guidance from local Navigators in a Charlotte Observer article

10.20.2013
LSSP attorney Doug Sea featured in Observer article on future of Mecklenburg mental health services and MeckLINK Behavioral Healthcare

10.18.2013
Charlotte Post features 2013 Pro Bono Award Winners on front page of 10/18 issue

10.17.2013
Salisbury Post highlights work of LSSP’s Veteran’s Legal Services Project in local VA clinic

10.14.2013
LSSP staff attorney and client contribute to Observer article on those who are left uninsured in N.C. due to the state’s decision not to expand Medicaid

10.13.2013
Salisbury now offering legal clinics for veterans at W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center through LSSP/LANC

10.1.2013
Charlotte Observer article features staff attorney Madison Hardee and LSSP client selecting a health insurance plan in the new marketplace on the 1st day of open enrollment

WBTV segment highlights help local Navigators can give to clients seeking to sign up through the new health insurance marketplace

WCNC segment explores where people can get help signing up in the new health insurance marketplace, including LSSP’s Navigators

News 14 segment highlights the beginning of open enrollment for the health insurance marketplace and those who are trained to help, including local Navigators

9.28.2013
Staff attorney Madison Hardee contributes to Charlotte Observer article on Oct. 1 open enrollment for N.C. health insurance marketplace and LSSP’s role as local Navigator

9.26.2013
Staff attorney Madison Hardee featured in WBTV segment on Oct. 1 open enrollment for N.C. health insurance marketplace and LSSP’s role as a local Navigator

9.17.2013
LSSP, LANC and Council for Children’s Rights host 2013 Pro Bono Awards to honor local pro bono attorneys and advocates

9.2.2013
Executive Director Ken Schorr’s letter to the editor published on Labor Day in response to Charlotte Observer article on safety net and welfare system for families in N.C.

8.27.2013
Staff attorney Doug Seas’s letter to the editor published in response to Charlotte Observer article on welfare in N.C.

8.26.2013
LSSP among N.C. nonprofits awarded the DHHS Navigator Grant, partnering locally with NC MedAssist to offer free, unbiased health insurance advice with implementation of ACA

8.4.2013
Staff attorney Kasey Underwood featured in an Observer article on the backlog in N.C.’s unemployment office

7.28.2013
Staff attorney Leah Kane featured as a guest on United Way’s TV show, Living United, on WTVI discussing the impact of the recent cuts to unemployment benefits in N.C. and how local agencies are working to help those affected

7.9.2013
Staff attorney Madison Hardee’s letter to the editor published in response to Charlotte Observer article on health insurance subsidies in N.C.

5.10.2013
Appeals court finds DHHS responsible for Medicaid contractor’s
compliance with the law

3.27.2013
Justice for All Luncheon featured in Philanthropy Journal News

3.25.2013
LSSP HIV/AIDS Legal Assistance Project one of 31 U.S. organizations to receive
grant from AIDS United

3.24.2013
Article by LSSP program director Doug Sea on divorce and
public benefits published in NC Bar Family Forum
(see page 10)

3.19.2013
2013 Justice for All Luncheon raises $60,000 for Access to Justice Campaign

2.6.2013
LSSP attorneys Traci Massey and Gabriela Castillo featured in Hola Noticias Charlotte
for their work with immigrants through LSSP’s Immigrant Justice Program

1.24.2013
LSSP Program Director Doug Sea featured in an article regarding MeckLINK’s efforts
to maintain control of Mecklenburg County mental health care services

1.20.2013
LSSP attorneys Doug Sea and Madison Hardee’s op-ed on Medicaid expansion
in N.C. is featured in the Observer

1.16.2013
LSSP Immigration Assistance Project highlighted by Creative Loafing

1.10.2013
LSSP infographic on expanding Medicaid in North Carolina
LSSP infographic on the benefits of Medicaid in North Carolina

1.9.2013
LSSP Program Director Doug Sea featured on the front page of the Charlotte Observer
in Mecklenburg County dispute over mental health care services

12.28.2012
LSSP Executive Director Ken Schorr and Legal Aid of North Carolina-Charlotte
Senior Managing Attorney Ted Fillette were both featured in The Charlotte
Observer’s feature on leaders in the region who significantly contributed to
the well-being of the community in 2012

11.10.2012
LSSP’s Veterans Legal Services Project featured in local news for Veteran’s Day:
Robert Davis on WBT
Ken Schorr on WBT

11.3.2012
LSSP partners with Alston & Bird and Duke Energy for 2nd year of Wills for Schools,
providing free simple estate planning for more than 80 CMS employees

10.30.2012
Wills for Schools highlighted by WBTV Charlotte

9.14.2012
Office of Violence Against Women grant awarded to Mecklenburg County to establish
Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Center at Safe Alliance facility; LANC
and LSSP to serve on advisory board and contribute legal services

9.11.2012
First annual Pro Bono Awards hosted by LSSP, LANC and Council for Children’s Rights

9.5.2012
LSSP program director Doug Sea and clients attend DNC health care forum

7.13.2012
Class action coordinated by LSSP’s Doug Sea reaches successful, procedure-changing resolution for Medicaid services

5.28.2012
LSSP earns Women’s Impact Fund award for new veterans project

2.28.2012
Free legal services in N.C. take big budget hit

12.07.2011
Excerpt from December 2011 American College of Bankruptcy on LSSP