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What changes will the Supreme Court’s decision on ACA and Marriage Equality bring for LGBTQ community?

| July 29, 2015
What changes will the Supreme Court’s decision on ACA and Marriage Equality bring for LGBTQ community?

Celebration had taken a whole new level when the June 25 Supreme Court decision  upheld a key part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) which provides health insurance subsidies to all qualifying people. Despite much opposition, ACA remains ‘the law of the land’. Then, on June 26, the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guarantees a […]

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Who ultimately pays the cost for lifesaving drugs?

| July 28, 2015
Who ultimately pays the cost for lifesaving drugs?

The Washington Post recently took an in-depth look at the true costs of health insurance in America for people living with chronic diseases like HIV, cancer, mental illness and hepatitis. Although the Supreme Court ruled that the insurance subsidies provided through the Affordable Care Act were legal, many people with serious illnesses are falling through the […]

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Significant changes to HIV medication access in Alabama

| July 27, 2015
Significant changes to HIV medication access in Alabama

In January 2015, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) began purchasing insurance coverage for uninsured individuals living with HIV, contracting with the United Way of Birmingham to purchase insurance via Blue Cross Blue Shield.  Previously, ADPH was the main channel for HIV medications, funneling them to those in need through the federally funded AIDS […]

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Download the new tool to help fight health insurance discrimination!

| July 24, 2015
Download the new tool to help fight health insurance discrimination!

The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) at Harvard Law School has created a new tool to help fight health insurance discrimination. The templates created can be used to file official complaints with a State Department of Insurance (DOI) encouraging them to take action against health insurance companies who sell discriminatory plans which negatively […]

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PACHA sends letter to the president on matters concerning HCV

| July 15, 2015
PACHA sends letter to the president on matters concerning HCV

On June 9, the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) sent a letter to President Barack Obama on issues concerning the diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV). Due to high HIV and HCV co-infection rates, the issue of current public and private insurance practices regarding HCV treatment is an urgent matter that needs […]

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New resource library on HIV Care Continuum now available

| July 13, 2015
New resource library on HIV Care Continuum now available

The National Center for Innovation in HIV Care has recently released a new resource library for AIDS Service Organizations (ASO) and Community-Based Organizations (CBO) with materials on organizational change and the HIV Care Continuum. This library has a list of articles, webinars, websites and other resources that are relevant to ASOs and CBOs that are […]

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New open enrollment webinar from ACE TA Center

| July 7, 2015
New open enrollment webinar from ACE TA Center

Webinar – Basics of health coverage enrollment for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program clients  Wednesday, July 22 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET Click here to register Join the HRSA ACE TA Center to learn how to answer your clients’ basic questions about enrolling in health coverage and culturally competent strategies for engaging eligible clients that are […]

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ACE TA Center presents needs assessment for RHWAP

| July 1, 2015
ACE TA Center presents needs assessment for RHWAP

With the start of every open enrollment period, healthcare providers and consumers face new issues and challenges in the Marketplace. In hopes of providing relevant and helpful resources, the ACE TA Center is conducting a needs assessment to learn more about the successes and challenges healthcare providers face when helping eligible Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program […]

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Watch the webinar: Impact of the King v. Burwell decision on the ACA

| June 30, 2015
Watch the webinar: Impact of the King v. Burwell decision on the ACA

Click here to watch the full webinar! Webinar – What does the Supreme Court’s decision in King v. Burwell mean for the future of the Affordable Care Act?: An analysis of impact and ramifications for states and individuals Download the slides. On June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court upheld the subsidies for healthcare plans provided […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court upholds Affordable Care Act subsidies

| June 26, 2015
BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court upholds Affordable Care Act subsidies

In a 6-3 decision the Supreme Court sided with the federal government in King v. Burwell. This means that individuals who qualify for tax credits are eligible to receive them regardless of the state they live in or the type of marketplace on which they purchased their insurance plans. This is a huge victory for […]

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