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Upcoming Partner Webinars

| December 12, 2014
Upcoming Partner Webinars

AFC is proud to partner with many organizations throughout the country doing amazing work to help implement the Affordable Care Act and positively impact the lives of those living with HIV. See below for announcements and registration links for upcoming webinars our partners are hosting. Check back often, as we will frequently update this information. […]

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Slides and video available – Navigating open enrollment in Texas

| December 12, 2014
Slides and video available – Navigating open enrollment in Texas

Navigating open enrollment in Texas: Plans, problems and tools for assisters and community organizations Date: Today, Friday, Dec. 12, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CST Click here to download the slides. (PDF) With the 2015 open enrollment well underway, this webinar will focus on Texas specific issues and provide information for navigators and community organizations […]

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Three common discriminatory barriers to care

| December 11, 2014
Three common discriminatory barriers to care

The Affordable Care Act provides access to affordable, quality health care for low-income individuals. However, there are still many industry practices which prevent individuals with chronic conditions, such as HIV, from fully benefiting from the ACA. Health Policy Hub has released an article describing three common discriminatory health care practices experienced by individuals living with […]

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Standards for health insurance provider networks

| December 10, 2014
Standards for health insurance provider networks

Families USA  has released a brief in which they profile laws, regulations and guidance from states across the country. It provides positive examples of private insurance network adequacy and continuity of care protections. These protections can serve as models for other states, or for the federal government, as they take steps to ensure that all health […]

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Take action to keep health reform plans affordable

| December 9, 2014
Take action to keep health reform plans affordable

Attention: Action needed in states with federally-run health care exchanges: The Supreme Court of the United States will consider a lawsuit that could deny people with HIV subsidies for marketplace insurance. Take action to preserve ACA health insurance subsidies for people in your state. There are two ways you can help: Sign your organization on […]

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UPDATED for 2015: Adapt this fact sheet – Steps to apply for Ryan White & Marketplace coverage

| December 9, 2014
UPDATED for 2015: Adapt this fact sheet – Steps to apply for Ryan White & Marketplace coverage

We are sharing a fact sheet, developed in Illinois, to guide consumers with HIV as they enroll in health coverage.  We urge others to adapt this fact sheet for their own state. The fact sheet provides information on the requirements to qualify for the Ryan White Part B Program, along with steps to get help […]

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Transparency in Prescription Drug Formularies

| December 5, 2014
Transparency in Prescription Drug Formularies

The leaders of the “I Am (Still) Essential” coalition sent an urgent letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell calling for immediate corrective action to address the lack of transparency in many 2015 qualified health plans offered on the Health Insurance Marketplace. The letter, sent on Nov. 19, specifically urges Secretary […]

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Advocates address discriminatory insurance practices in Florida

| November 24, 2014
Advocates address discriminatory insurance practices in Florida

Congratulations to National Health Law Program (NHeLP), The AIDS Institute and AIDS Healthcare Foundatoin for their pioneering work addressing discriminatory practices of health insurance companies, which adversely impacted individuals living with HIV. Below is a press release from NHeLP detailing the Florida Office of Regulation’s announcement agreeing to restructure their insurance plans for 2015, expanding access […]

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Moving the needle: The impact of ACA on LGBT communities

| November 24, 2014
Moving the needle: The impact of ACA on LGBT communities

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is making a difference in connecting LGBT people with coverage, however much remains to be done! Under the ACA individuals who have an income up to 400% of the federal poverty level line (FPL) qualify for financial assistance to purchase insurance on the marketplace.. The ACA makes insurance more accessible […]

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ACA year one: Access issues for people with HIV

| November 21, 2014
ACA year one: Access issues for people with HIV

With almost a year since the implementation of the ACA, we now have the opportunity to learn from the issues and barriers that individuals faced while trying to access health care during the first open enrollment period. The Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation (CHLPI) of Harvard Law School has made a compilation of […]

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