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Harm reduction program provide unexpected model for healthcare reform

| June 22, 2015
Harm reduction program provide unexpected model for healthcare reform

While you may not think harm reduction services are an immediate outcome or aspect of healthcare reform, collaboration between harm reduction providers and healthcare providers have resulted in exciting, community-based interventions. A recent report published by the New York Academy of Medicine, “The integration of harm reduction and healthcare: Implications and lessons for healthcare reform” […]

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New designs for Medicaid benefit for newly eligible adults

| June 17, 2015
New designs for Medicaid benefit for newly eligible adults

One of the main benefits of Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the ability of states to expand eligibility for Medicaid to adults aged 19-64, whose income is at or below 138% of federal poverty level (less than $16,000 or $33,000 for family of four). Under the ACA, states also have the flexibility to choose the […]

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New fact sheets explore Essential Health Benefits for prescription drug coverage

| June 15, 2015
New fact sheets explore Essential Health Benefits for prescription drug coverage

The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) has produced two fact sheets examining the new Essential Health Benefits (EHB) for prescription drug coverage. EHB are a set of ten healthcare service categories that plans offered through the Affordable Care Act must provide. On Feb. 20, 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the […]

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NASTAD releases key findings of National ADAP Monitoring Project Report for 2015

| June 11, 2015
NASTAD releases key findings of National ADAP Monitoring Project Report for 2015

The National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) released its 2015 National ADAP Monitoring Project Annual Report (The Report) this month. This monitoring report is NASTAD’s long-standing effort to document new developments and challenges that face state ADAPs, while also assessing the key trends occurring over time. The report also provides insight into […]

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Enroll America releases new findings on health insurance literacy

| June 3, 2015
Enroll America releases new findings on health insurance literacy

If you are working to help consumers get covered and stay covered, or determining how to effectively reach the uninsured and the newly enrolled population with information about health insurance – we have a new resource for you! Enroll America has recently released an issue brief “A Framework on Health Insurance Literacy for the Outreach […]

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Webinar video available: A new tool to fight health insurance discrimination

| May 27, 2015
Webinar video available: A new tool to fight health insurance discrimination

Watch the full webinar video now! Webinar – A new tool to fight health insurance discrimination: Filing complaints to state insurance commissioners Click here to download the slides. Download the complaint template letters. This webinar provided information on everything consumers, providers and advocates need to know to file complaints to State Departments of Insurance to […]

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Medicaid expansion increases health coverage and saves states money

| May 26, 2015
Medicaid expansion increases health coverage and saves states money

Since the time Affordable Care Act (ACA) was implemented in 2014, with provisions such as Medicaid being offered to low-income adults, there has been an obvious divide between the states that have expanded Medicaid versus those who have not. A recent article by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities explains the advantages and cost-savings […]

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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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HIVMA presents a 3-part webinar series on FQHCs

| May 7, 2015
HIVMA presents a 3-part webinar series on FQHCs

The HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) will be hosting a 3-part webinar series featuring presentations by Feldesman+Tucker+Leifer+Fidell, a firm which works closely with the National Association of Community Health Centers and has expertise in working with Ryan White providers. The three webinars—taking place on May 13, May 27 and June 10—will focus on the Federally Qualified […]

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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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