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Jan. 14 webinar: Accessible health coverage for HIV+ US immigrants

| January 11, 2016
Jan. 14 webinar: Accessible health coverage for HIV+ US immigrants

On Thursday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m. EST, the ACE TA Center will host a webinar on clients, or their family members, who are living with HIV and immigrated to the United States. Insurance marketplace coverage is accessible to some immigrants who qualify, depending on their immigration case status. This webinar will teach participants how […]

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Sept. 25: Webinar on HHS new proposed ACA anti-discrimination regulations

| September 23, 2015
Sept. 25: Webinar on HHS new proposed ACA anti-discrimination regulations

On Friday, Sept. 25 at 1 PM EST, the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) will be hosting a webinar on new HHS proposed regulations which aim to combat discrimination in the ACA. These regulations propose implementing Section 1557 of the ACA, which prohibits discrimination on the ground of race, color, national origin, […]

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HHCAWG releases comments and recommendation on Managed Care rules

| September 18, 2015
HHCAWG releases comments and recommendation on Managed Care rules

The HIV Health Care Access Working Group (HHCAWG) has released a letter supporting the proposed updates for ‘Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Programs; Medicaid Managed Care, CHIP Delivered in Managed Care, Medicaid and CHIP Comprehensive Quality Strategies, and Revisions Related to Third Party Liability, Proposed Rules” (the Managed Care Rules).  The standards and […]

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BOOM!Health – A great model for marginalized patients

| September 14, 2015
BOOM!Health – A great model for marginalized patients

Kaiser Health News has recently released a feature on how BOOM!Health is changing the way harm reduction centers operate with their new health care delivery model that has combined harm reduction services with primary care, prevention and behavioral health services. BOOM!Health was created two years ago when two New York based organization – Bronx AIDS […]

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Positive news for elimination of adverse tiering practice

| August 31, 2015
Positive news for elimination of adverse tiering practice

A recent Washington Blade article highlighted positive news for the fight to eliminate discrimination in health insurance, specifically the practice of placing certain medications on the highest tier of copayments, also known as “adverse tiering.” As the article notes, at least three D.C. government agencies “took aggressive steps” earlier this year to stop a health […]

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New issue brief to promote aspects of Medicaid expansion

| August 28, 2015
New issue brief to promote aspects of Medicaid expansion

Community Catalyst, along with the National Council for Behavioral Health, teamed up to create an issue brief—Promoting Effective Identification of “Medically Frail” Individuals Under Medicaid Expansion —as a way to inform state Medicaid and health officials about the important protections given to medically frail consumers. For people living with HIV this means more choices for Medicaid […]

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Download new ACE TA Center resources on health care coverage

| August 24, 2015
Download new ACE TA Center resources on health care coverage

The ACE TA center has made available two new resources, “Making the most of your coverage” guide and “Get Covered for a Healthy life” Q&A to help clients enroll in and use health coverage more effectively. “Making the most of your coverage” guide is catered towards the recently enrolled clients receiving coverage for the first […]

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Health, access to care and coverage for LGBTQ community

| August 21, 2015
Health, access to care and coverage for LGBTQ community

Kaiser Family Foundation has released an issue brief that outlines the challenges and barriers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) individuals often face when accessing needed health care services. This brief also provides an overview of what is known about LGBTQ health status, coverage, and access in the U.S. The brief also reviews the […]

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Webinar now available: Strategies to support homeless and at-risk clients

| August 18, 2015
Webinar now available: Strategies to support homeless and at-risk clients

A recently recorded webinar focusing on strategies for supporting clients to effectively utilize the health care system has now been made available for viewing by HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs and the Office of HIV/AIDS Housing. This webinar presents the opportunity to listen to national leaders offering firsthand knowledge and information on how […]

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Health Advocate looks at next steps for the LGBTQ community

| August 14, 2015
Health Advocate looks at next steps for the LGBTQ community

The Supreme Court’s decision to recognize the fundamental right to marriage  is the cause for ongoing celebration all across the county, with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community marking an exciting victory for a hard-fought battle for equality and justice. With this new ruling, advocates have now started to look into the […]

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