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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

National Health Law Program

Securing health rights for those in need

four stars

96.03

1444 I Street NW Suite 1105
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 289-7661   Web Site
EIN: 95-3080947

Board Leadership
Ann M. Kappler
Board Chair

CEO
Elizabeth G. Taylor
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.03 four stars
  Financial 96.07 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1969, the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) protects and advances the health rights of low-income and underserved individuals and families. NHeLP advocates, educates and litigates at the federal and state levels. Our lawyers and policy analysts stand up for the rights of the millions of people who struggle to access affordable, quality health care. We are guided by the belief—a challenge—that each generation should live better than the last. NHeLP defends the nation's health care safety net for those most in need and those with the fewest resources. We fight to give at-risk populations a voice in federal policy making, promote the rights of consumers in emerging managed-care systems, and advocate for creative solutions that preserve the government's responsibility as the provider of last resort.

Founded in 1969, the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) protects and advances the health rights of low-income and underserved individuals and families. NHeLP advocates, educates and litigates at the federal and state levels. Our lawyers and policy analysts stand up for the rights of the millions of people who struggle to access affordable, quality health care. We are guided by the belief—a challenge—that each generation should live better than the last. NHeLP defends the nation's health care safety net for those most in need and those with the fewest resources. We fight to give at-risk populations a voice in federal policy making, promote the rights of consumers in emerging managed-care systems, and advocate for creative solutions that preserve the government's responsibility as the provider of last resort.

Financial

four stars

96.07

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
80.0%
  Administrative Expenses 16.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.84
  Program Expenses Growth 13.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Health Law Program on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Health Law Program on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Health Law Program (DC) 96.03 four stars
Better Government Association (IL) 92.07 four stars
Medicare Rights Center (NY) 90.16 four stars
Taxpayers for Common Sense (DC) 91.80 four stars
Government Accountability Project (DC) 89.71 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,436,652
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $286,072
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,722,724
   Program Service Revenue $331,654
Total Primary Revenue $11,054,378
   Other Revenue $375,974
TOTAL REVENUE $11,430,352
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,852,259
   Administrative Expenses $1,223,063
   Fundraising Expenses $185,202
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,260,524
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,169,828
   
Net Assets $19,414,935

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Core Medicaid $3,737,051 63.8%
Reproductive Health $937,271 16.0%
Health Policy $447,254 7.6%

Ratings History
National Health Law Program has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 05/01/2021 96.03 four stars
2018-12 11/01/2019 91.66 four stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 91.32 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 90.74 four stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 91.54 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 95-3080947
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL HEALTH LAW PROGRAM INC
NTEE Code E00
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (462) Legal aid to indigents
(560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(531) Medical care service
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date January, 1977
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$242,787 3.34% Elizabeth Taylor Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Health Law Program (DC) 96.03 four stars
Center for Responsive Politics (DC) 91.83 four stars
Better Government Association (IL) 92.07 four stars
Democracy North Carolina (NC) 97.17 four stars
Project On Government Oversight (DC) 96.19 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Health Law Program
1444 I Street NW
Suite 1105
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 289-7661
fax: (202) 289-7724
EIN: 95-3080947

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Board Leadership

Ann M. Kappler
Board Chair

CEO

Elizabeth G. Taylor
Executive Director

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