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Ensuring Equal Access to Care: 1115 Medicaid Waiver

| April 21, 2014
Ensuring Equal Access to Care: 1115 Medicaid Waiver

States across the country are applying for the 1115 Medicaid waiver seeking federal approval for special projects to test new or existing approaches to financing and delivering the Medicaid and CHIP programs (that do not meet federal program rules). Many states applied for the 1115 waiver during the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) […]

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HIV Health Care Access Working Group (HHCAWG) Asked and the Center for Medicaid Medicare Services (CMS) Listened!

| April 16, 2014
HIV Health Care Access Working Group (HHCAWG) Asked and the Center for Medicaid Medicare Services (CMS) Listened!

On February 5th, 2014 the federal Center for Medicaid Medicare Services (CMS) published its draft letter to Federal Marketplace plan issuers, which set out the guidelines for health plans participating in the marketplaces for the 2015 year. The HIV Health Care Access Working Group (HHCAWG) made comments on the CMS draft letter concerning HIV-specific needs […]

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Leveraging ACA and PrEP for My Health

| April 14, 2014
Leveraging ACA and PrEP for My Health

The post below was written by our friends at My PrEP Experience from Thursday, April 3 2014. “The Affordable Care Act is one new system I leveraged to my benefit (which has saved me over $5K to date as of March 29, 2014), and PrEP is a pretty new system I’m leveraging to my benefit […]

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New Health Reform Updates from NASTAD

| March 31, 2014
New Health Reform Updates from NASTAD

Our friends at the National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors have released their March Health Reform Watch. Open enrollment might be coming to an end on March 31st but the ACA will continue to undergo changes post-enrollment. In this issue NASTAD discusses the continued implementation efforts as the federal government released new guidance […]

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A Missing Map, A Stark Southern Story

| March 25, 2014
A Missing Map, A Stark Southern Story

This blog post has been cross-posted from the HIVPJA website and was published on March 13, 2014 by Suraj Madoori. Earlier in March, the Huffington Post featured an article titled These 9 Maps Should Absolutely Outrage Southerners , which collects maps to narrate a stark story of the Southern United States and the number of […]

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Updated 1X: Can Medication Co-Pay Cards be Used in a Marketplace Health Plan?

| March 16, 2014
Updated 1X: Can Medication Co-Pay Cards be Used in a Marketplace Health Plan?

One of the questions we are often asked here at HIVHealthReform.org is, “Can you still use medication co-pay cards with marketplace plans?”  The answer is, “Yes – with a few exceptions.” According to off-line communications we’ve had with staff at the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) and the Fair Pricing Coalition […]

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How to switch health plans on the federal Marketplace

| March 6, 2014
How to switch health plans on the federal Marketplace

Did you enroll in a qualified health plan (QHP) and discover that is was not the correct plan for you? If so, you may be able to switch plans and there are some specific requirements you need to be aware of.  Note that these requirements may only apply to marketplaces run by the federal government […]

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Video Now Available for the Webinar – The Housing & Health Connection: Vision and Opportunity for Expanding HIV/AIDS Housing

| March 5, 2014
Video Now Available for the Webinar – The Housing & Health Connection: Vision and Opportunity for Expanding HIV/AIDS Housing

The Housing & Health Connection: Vision and Opportunity for Expanding HIV/AIDS Housing Webinar Click here to Download the Slides (PDF) Watch the Video The Housing Health Connection Vision and Opportunity for Expanding HIV AIDS Housing from HIVHealthReform.org on Vimeo. When: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 2:00- 3:30 PM ET, 1:00-2:30PM CT, 12:00-1:30PM MT, 11:00AM-12:30PM PT (Please […]

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Ryan White & ACA: A Client Navigates the Health Insurance Marketplace

| February 27, 2014
Ryan White & ACA: A Client Navigates the Health Insurance Marketplace

The TARGET Center has released a story which offers a peek into the world of Ryan White clients and the front-line staff across the nation. The article follows the journey of Michelle, an inspiring and motivated client who has had real-world challenges and has received real world help from her state’s ADAP. The story features […]

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Project Inform Releases New Guides for People with HIV and Hepatitis C on Choosing an Insurer through Covered California

| February 26, 2014
Project Inform Releases New Guides for People with HIV and Hepatitis C on Choosing an Insurer through Covered California

Project Inform released a guide to help people with HIV and/or hepatitis C virus (HCV) choose a health insurance plan through the California state marketplace, Covered California. The guide also offers an analysis of the availability of HIV and HCV drugs on each of the 11 plans’ drug coverage guides (called formularies) and the likely […]

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