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Ryan White. Real Lives. Meet Dee

| March 26, 2015
Ryan White. Real Lives. Meet Dee

In 2010, an estimated 4,690 people were living with HIV/AIDS in Oklahoma. The State of Oklahoma has not yet expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. As a result, the lowest-income HIV+ residents of Oklahoma have been left out of coverage available in other states. They must rely on Ryan White funding for crucial medical […]

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Webinar tomorrow, March 26 – LGBT and HIV Cultural Competency in Health Care Coverage

| March 25, 2015
Webinar tomorrow, March 26 – LGBT and HIV Cultural Competency in Health Care Coverage

“LGBT and HIV Cultural Competency in Health Care Coverage” Tomorrow, March 26, 2 – 3 p.m. CDT Join us for a webinar on Thursday, March 26 as we celebrate LGBT Health Awareness Week and explore how enrollment assisters, community-based organizations, and health care providers can integrate LGBT and HIV cultural competency practices into their work […]

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Webinar: Examining hep C virus treatment access

| March 24, 2015
Webinar: Examining hep C virus treatment access

Webinar – Examining hepatitis C virus treatment access: A review of select state Medicaid fee-for-service and managed care programs Thursday, April 2, 2015 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 The arrival of an HCV cure is an exciting […]

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King v. Burwell: The Facts

| March 20, 2015
King v. Burwell: The Facts

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on March 4th for a  case centered on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). King v. Burwell focuses on the interpretation of only four words within the ACA, but the interpretation of those words could have a devastating outcome. In the most basic sense, the Supreme Court Justices must consider […]

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Ryan White. Real Lives. Meet Tommy McCutcheon

| March 19, 2015
Ryan White. Real Lives. Meet Tommy McCutcheon

Alabamians are being diagnosed with HIV at the 13th highest rate in the nation. The State of Alabama has not yet expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.  As a result, an estimated 1,900 of the lowest-income HIV+ residents of Alabama have been left out of coverage available in other states. They must rely on […]

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Ryan White. Real Lives. Meet Willie Mae J.

| March 17, 2015
Ryan White. Real Lives. Meet Willie Mae J.

The death rate among adults with an HIV diagnosis in Tennessee is almost 25 percent higher than the national average. The State of Tennessee is considering a form of Medicaid expansion, but has not yet expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.  As a result, an estimated 2,000 of the lowest-income people with HIV have […]

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Ryan White. Real Lives. Meet Nick Nicholas

| March 12, 2015
Ryan White. Real Lives. Meet Nick Nicholas

The death rate among adults with an HIV diagnosis in Mississippi is almost twice the national average. The State of Mississippi has not yet expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.  As a result, an estimated 1,400 of the lowest-income people with HIV have been left out of coverage available in other states.  They must […]

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Study finds marketplace websites could be doing more

| March 11, 2015
Study finds marketplace websites could be doing more

A new study commissioned by the National Partnership for Women and Families finds that marketplace websites could be doing more to help consumers make informed choices about their health plans. The study, “Supporting Informed Decision-Making in the Health Insurance Marketplace: A Progress Report,” found that some marketplace websites are using highly effective tools to help […]

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Ryan White. Real Lives. Meet Raymond

| March 10, 2015
Ryan White. Real Lives. Meet Raymond

Texas ranks 4th in the nation in deaths among adults with an HIV diagnosis. The State of Texas has not yet expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. As a result, an estimated 11,200 of the lowest-income HIV+ residents of Texas have been left out of coverage available in other states. They must rely on […]

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Exchange plans increase cost of specialty drugs for 2015

| March 5, 2015
Exchange plans increase cost of specialty drugs for 2015

A recently published Kaiser Health News article predicts consumers are likely to pay more for certain medications in the coming year. In an attempt to reduce premium costs, insurance companies have increased the out-of-pocket costs for “specialty drugs,” which treat complex conditions such as HIV. A new analysis from Avalere Health found that plans bought […]

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