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New Medicaid Enrollment Fact Sheets for Consumers

| July 25, 2014
New Medicaid Enrollment Fact Sheets for Consumers

Open enrollment for the Marketplace begins November, 15, 2014, but consumers eligible for Medicaid can enroll anytime. The Center for Medicaid Services (CMS) has created a variety of new fact sheets for consumers to engage people from different Medicaid populations in care. Each fact sheet covers eligibility requirements, health benefits, and enrollment procedures CMS’s Medicaid […]

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Media Takes Notice of HIV Issues in ACA Plans

| July 24, 2014
Media Takes Notice of HIV Issues in ACA Plans

Although the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has offered comprehensive health insurance to a large number of people with HIV/AIDS hurdles still exist. The high cost of HIV/AIDS medications, which raises concerns of discrimination, is one of the greatest hurdles people with HIV/AIDS have faced while attempting to use their new marketplace health insurance plans.  Media […]

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NASTAD Calls for Consistent Case Management

| July 23, 2014
NASTAD Calls for Consistent Case Management

The National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) recently released results of an assessment on HIV case management coverage across three categories of payers: the Ryan White program, traditional fee-for-service Medicaid, and Essential Health Benefits (EHB) benchmark Marketplace plans. As most people in the HIV/AIDS community are aware case management is a vital […]

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How did we Enroll America?

| July 9, 2014
How did we Enroll America?

Enroll America released a national report on June, 24, 2014 titled, State of Enrollment: Lessons Learned from Connecting America to Coverage, which provides and in-depth analysis on what did and did not work during their first year of nationwide Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment. The report delves into the various outreach methods used to engage […]

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What has the effect of Medicaid non-expansion been on the South?

| July 8, 2014
What has the effect of Medicaid non-expansion been on the South?

As a result of decisions by many Southern states to forgo the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion, nearly 80% of the 4.8 million uninsured U.S. adults who fall into the Medicaid coverage gap live in the South. A shocking info-graphic by the Kaiser Family Foundation in the Journal of American Medicine Association (JAMA) Illustrates […]

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Webinar Video Now Available: Your Six-Month Health Reform Check-Up

| June 24, 2014
Webinar Video Now Available: Your Six-Month Health Reform Check-Up

Your Six-Month Health Reform Check-Up: Assessing Initial Implementation of Health Reform for People with HIV Click here for the webinar slides (PDF) Click here to watch the webinar video When: Today, Jun 24, 2014 Time: 3:00- 4:30 p.m. ET, 2:00-3:30 p.m. CT, 1:00-2:30 p.m. MT, 12:00-1:30 p.m. PT Resources for today’s webinar presenters will reference: […]

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Marketplace calls for more information from enrollees

| June 18, 2014
Marketplace calls for more information from enrollees

According to a recent article by abcNEWS, Application ‘Inconsistencies’ Under Health Law, at least 2 million people who enrolled in health insurance on the Marketplace have data discrepancies in their applications. In an attempt to fill in the missing consumer information, Health and Human Services (HHS) is sending both postal letters and emails to these […]

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Let’s schedule your check-up for our latest webinar!

| June 12, 2014
Let’s schedule your check-up for our latest webinar!

Let’s schedule your check-up for our latest webinar! Your Six-Month Health Reform Check-Up: Assessing Initial Implementation of Health Reform for People with HIV When: Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 Time: 3:00- 4:30 p.m. ET, 2:00-3:30 p.m. CT, 1:00-2:30 p.m. MT, 12:00-1:30 p.m. PT Click Here to Register The end of June marks the first six months […]

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Integrating Housing into State Medicaid Reform

| June 12, 2014
Integrating Housing into State Medicaid Reform

Housing is not often thought of as health care, but the HIV/AIDS community knows that stable housing is crucial to maintaining the health of people living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic conditions. People who lack stable housing are often unable to stay on their HIV medications, because it’s just not realistic, or a priority when […]

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The Need Still Exists for ADAP

| June 6, 2014
The Need Still Exists for ADAP

National Alliance for State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) released new data, which indicates that Ryan White specifically the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) still plays a vital role in people’s lives who are affected by HIV/AIDS post the Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation. During the first ACA open enrollment period ADAPs transitioned over 25,000 […]

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