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Kaiser Family Foundation Introduces Two New HIV Resources

| May 20, 2015
Kaiser Family Foundation Introduces Two New HIV Resources

The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) has produced two new useful resources; one, an issue brief focusing on the Ryan White Program and the Affordable Care Act (ACA), another, a fact sheet that breaks down HIV/AIDS funding for the 2016 Fiscal Year. The brief discusses the historic role the Ryan White program has played in helping […]

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Houston, TX: Model for successful implementation of the ACA

| May 5, 2015
Houston, TX: Model for successful implementation of the ACA

The Houston Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS) has been highlighted as an exemplary role model for local health departments across the country. A recent study details how the department successfully combated many of the difficulties associated with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as well as state-level complications; Texas did not […]

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Updated Policy Clarification regarding Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

| May 1, 2015
Updated Policy Clarification regarding Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

The HIV/AIDS Bureau, part of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), recently released an updated Policy Clarification Notice (PCN), which addresses how grantees may handle tax liabilities associated with advanced premium tax credits (APTC) received by Ryan White HIV/AIDS  Program (RWHAP) clients. The clarifications regarding RWHAP under the Affordable Care Act includes the following […]

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Consumer groups win court challenge against states impeding ACA

| April 29, 2015
Consumer groups win court challenge against states impeding ACA

The verdict in the Missouri navigator case was simple: states cannot obstruct the ability of navigators and other consumer assisters to help people enroll in insurance as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) intends. In the first case of its kind, Missouri v. St. Louis Effort for AIDS, the 8th Circuit Court ruling allows groups, like […]

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“Have you experienced any issues or had problems while filing taxes this year?” Let us know!

| April 27, 2015
“Have you experienced any issues or had problems while filing taxes this year?” Let us know!

People from across America are telling Speak Up! about the problems and successes they are having accessing and affording health insurance and HIV care. We occasionally ask new questions to gather more information about a particular issue in order to address and find solutions to problems. This week’s question: “Have you experienced any issues or […]

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HIVMA Updates Tools for Monitoring HIV Care

| April 23, 2015
HIVMA Updates Tools for Monitoring HIV Care

With so many resources on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Marketplace being made available, it is important that you stay up-to-date on the most recent news and information. The ACA not only impacts consumers but also providers and as such, it is vital they stay abreast of new information and tools which enable […]

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Ryan White. Real Lives. Meet Joyce Belton

| April 23, 2015
Ryan White. Real Lives. Meet Joyce Belton

South Carolina ranks 13th in the nation in deaths among adults with an HIV diagnosis.  The State of South Carolina has not yet expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.  As a result, an estimated 2,500 of the lowest-income HIV+ residents of South Carolina have been left out of coverage available in other states.  They […]

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Ryan White. Real Lives. Meet Elizabeth Shepard

| April 16, 2015
Ryan White. Real Lives. Meet Elizabeth Shepard

South Carolina ranks 13th in the nation in deaths among adults with an HIV diagnosis.  The State of South Carolina has not yet expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.  As a result, an estimated 2,500 of the lowest-income HIV+ residents of South Carolina have been left out of coverage available in other states.  They […]

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Responses to Speak Up Question of the Week

| April 13, 2015
Responses to Speak Up Question of the Week

As individuals and organizations continue to Speak Up! by sharing information on challenges they are facing implementing health care reform, HIVHealthReform.org has provided a feedback loop to keep people aware of common concerns and helpful tips. The responses to Question of the Week #5 are now available on the website. The responses provide answers and […]

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Greater privacy protections for youth in the ACA

| April 10, 2015
Greater privacy protections for youth in the ACA

The Affordable Care Act contains an incredibly important provision that allows young people, up to age 25, to stay on their parent’s health insurance and continue receiving the medical care they may need. With access to health insurance, young adults are now able to receive comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care services, including HIV screening […]

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