HIVHealthReform.org’s team of correspondents is wandering the halls of the AIDS 2012 conference in DC, eagerly seeking presentations, posters and other content on the health care reform and HIV/AIDS care (and sniffing out free food). We’re going to share everything we find.
We’re starting with a few posters. Although not as beautiful as a Nagel, we’re hot on two highlighted below. The authors will be standing by their posters today (Monday, July 23 beginning at 12:30), so come by and say hi.
How will the ACA help reach the treatment goals of the NHAS? (Poster MOPE 631)
John Peller (AIDS Foundation of Chicago) and Robert Greenwald (Treatment Access Expansion Project and Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation)
The US National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), released by President Obama in July 2010, established three key goals: (1) reduce new HIV infections; (2) increase access to care and improve health outcomes for people with HIV; and (3) reduce HIV-related disparities and health inequities. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the US national health care reform law, has the potential to help achieve the NHAS goals by dramatically increasing access to care and treatment through expanded health coverage for people living with HIV.
To assess the potential to meet these goals, we: (1) examine the current access to care landscape for people living with HIV and associated health outcomes; (2) review the major provisions of the ACA and pending implementation decisions that could impact access to care and treatment for people with HIV; and (3) assess the implications of the recent Supreme Court ruling. Finally, we make recommendations for successful implementation strategies to meet the needs of people living with HIV.
Read the abstract
View the handout (8 1/2 X 11 PDF)
View the poster (the really pretty but oversize PDF)
State healthcare access modeling project: preparing for a changing healthcare landscape in the United States (MOPE 606)
Robert Greenwald (Treatment Access Expansion Project and Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation)
The Affordable Care Act (the ACA) will expand healthcare coverage for millions of Americans, in part by expanding Medicaid access and offering subsidies for the purchase of private health insurance. While the U.S. pays the largest proportion of GDP toward healthcare, the WHO ranks its healthcare system 37th in the world. The ACA offers promise to people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) in the U.S., outlawing discrimination by insurance companies on the basis of health status, funding prevention initiatives, and investing in community health. Currently, thousands of PLWHA obtain healthcare from the Ryan White Program and the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP). This Project analyzes data from fourteen states regarding access to care by PLWHA and how the healthcare landscape will change for PLWHA when the ACA is fully implemented.
Read the abstract
View the handout (coming soon)
View the poster (PDF)
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