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Mariah Alaina Lindsay

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Mariah Lindsay graduated from the University of California, Irvine School of Law in May 2018. During law school, Mariah interned at the California Women’s Law Center and participated in UCI Law’s Reproductive Justice and Domestic Violence Clinics. She was the co-chair of her campus’ If/When/How chapter and publicity chair for UCI’s Public Interest Law Fund. Mariah served as a Community Fellow and Student Bar Association Mentor. She was active in pro bono service, including participating in naturalization clinics, a legal name and gender change clinic, and a worker’s rights clinic. She also took three pro bono service trips to Mississippi, volunteering at the Mississippi Center for Justice.Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mariah served as a research assistant to Professor Michele Goodwin, contributing to a 9th Circuit Amicus Brief in addition to law review articles and books. Mariah was also a Summer Law Clerk in the Complex Litigation Unit at the Riverside County Public Defender’s Office and served as a Spitzer Intern at the National Health Law Program, focusing on law and policy surrounding contraceptive equity laws, maternal health, family planning, and Medicaid. Prior to law school, Mariah interned at the Pomona Superior Court Neighbor Legal Services Self-Help Center, assisting self-represented litigants in family and housing law. She received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in History from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

The Future of Medicaid & Why It Matters to Women and LGBTQ People of Color

August 17 @ 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Presenters: Nina Esperanza Serrianne, Natasha Chabria, Mariah Alaina Lindsay

Medicaid is the largest source of public health insurance, covering sexual health, reproductive health, and other vital health services for many individuals with low incomes, including a disproportionate share of LGBTQ individuals, women of color, persons with disabilities, and single parents. Yet states have proposed, and the Department of Health and Human Services has approved, demonstration projects that undermine the Medicaid program and punish, stigmatize, and harm individuals enrolled in Medicaid. For example, many of these demonstration projects include "work…

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