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Prepare for Round Two of ACA Open Enrollment

| August 14, 2014
Prepare for Round Two of ACA Open Enrollment

The second Affordable Care Act (ACA) open enrollment period is just over three months away, Nov. 15, 2014, and the National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) is helping you prepare with their newest Health Reform Watch. The newsletter highlights some of the key guidance and rule changes Health and Human Services (HHS) […]

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Open your mail! Marketplace Coverage in Jeopardy for 310,000

| August 13, 2014
Open your mail! Marketplace Coverage in Jeopardy for 310,000

Please note that this impacts only states with federal marketplaces or partnership marketplaces.  This does not impact state-run marketplaces.  For a full list of impacted states, see this map. On Aug. 12, the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace began sending notices to consumers who the marketplace could not identify as citizens or qualified immigrants (also called […]

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Question of the Week

| August 12, 2014
Question of the Week

People from across America are telling Speak Up! about the problems and successes they are having getting HIV care. Every week, we’ll ask new questions based on problems we’re hearing about to find out more about a particular issue and see how widespread the problem is.After each question of the week, we’ll send out an […]

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Webinar: Understaning New Challenges to ACA

| August 7, 2014
Webinar: Understaning New Challenges to ACA

JOIN OUR AUGUST 19 WEBINAR New Legal Challenges to the ACA: Understanding the Current Landscape Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm ET || 11:00am-12:30pm CT || 10:00am-11:30am MT || 9:00am-10:30am PT Register today! HIVHealthReform.org in partnership with the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School invite you to hear from […]

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ACA Health Plans and Tax Breaks

| August 6, 2014
ACA Health Plans and Tax Breaks

Remember that tax break you get to help pay for your health insurance premium? The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has created the Health Care Assister’s Guide to Tax Rules to familiarize community workers that are assisting consumers with enrollment in Market Place health plans, Medicaid and CHIP with requirements for premium tax credit […]

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The Consequences of State Decisions not to Expand Medicaid

| August 1, 2014
The Consequences of State Decisions not to Expand Medicaid

The White House released key findings on Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion states vs. non-Medicaid expansion states in a report this month titled ‘Missed Opportunities: The Consequences of State Decisions Not to Expand Medicaid.’ To date, the 26 states and the District of Columbia who have chosen to expand their Medicaid programs have been […]

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I AM (STILL) ESSENTIAL

| July 31, 2014
I AM (STILL) ESSENTIAL

To address Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation concerns of people living with chronic conditions, including HIV, 333 patient groups across the country have signed on to  the “I Am (Still) Essential” campaign letter. The letter, sent on July 28, 2014, asks Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell to reduce barriers to care in […]

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Illinois advocates hail great first step to end discrimination against transgender individuals in health insurance coverage

| July 30, 2014
Illinois advocates hail great first step to end discrimination against transgender individuals in health insurance coverage

This has been re-posted from the AIDS Foundation of Chicago Illinois New Blog on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 CHICAGO — Several Illinois-based advocacy groups joined together today to praise the Illinois Department of Insurance for taking a crucial first step in addressing discrimination against transgender Illinoisans in insurance coverage. The groups — the American Civil […]

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All Marketplace consumers will continue to receive Federal subsidies “Updated”

| July 28, 2014
All Marketplace consumers will continue to receive Federal subsidies “Updated”

Conflicting court rulings challenging the Affordable Care Act (ACA) federal subsidies on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, had our heads spinning. Federal subsidies for Marketplace premiums allow people of lower incomes to afford health insurance on the health Marketplaces. Discontinuing federal subsidies from the government would jeopardize health coverage for 4.6 million individuals and families. What […]

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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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