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Jan. 14 webinar: Accessible health coverage for HIV+ US immigrants

Jan. 14 webinar: Accessible health coverage for HIV+ US immigrants

| January 11, 2016

On Thursday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m. EST, the ACE TA Center will host a webinar on clients, or their family members, who are living with HIV and immigrated to the United States. Insurance marketplace coverage is accessible to some immigrants who qualify, depending on their immigration case status. This webinar will teach participants how […]

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CHLPI launches template for providing comments on new section of the ACA

CHLPI launches template for providing comments on new section of the ACA

| October 16, 2015

On Friday, Oct. 23 at 1 PM EST the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) will be hosting a webinar launching its comments template for advocates, organizations and consumers. This webinar will focus on the proposed regulations released by HHS on implementing Section 1557 of the ACA. Section 1557 prohibits discrimination on the […]

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ACE TA webinar to help organizations monitor and improve RWHAP enrollment

ACE TA webinar to help organizations monitor and improve RWHAP enrollment

| September 30, 2015

The ACE TA Center is hosting a webinar on Thursday, Oct. 8, 3 p.m. ET, which focuses on introducing new tools to help organizations engage, enroll and retain Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) clients in health coverage. The webinar will touch upon how organizations can use program data to document and monitor their enrollment efforts. […]

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Webinar: How the ACA helps transgender and gender nonconforming patients

Webinar: How the ACA helps transgender and gender nonconforming patients

| September 28, 2015

The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is presenting a webinar, “How the Affordable Care Act helps transgender patients,” on Oct. 14, 1  – 2:30 p.m. ET. This webinar will highlight how the ACA has improved access to health care for transgender and gender nonconforming patients, best practices for navigating issues with insurance coverage […]

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Sept. 25: Webinar on HHS new proposed ACA anti-discrimination regulations

Sept. 25: Webinar on HHS new proposed ACA anti-discrimination regulations

| September 23, 2015

On Friday, Sept. 25 at 1 PM EST, the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) will be hosting a webinar on new HHS proposed regulations which aim to combat discrimination in the ACA. These regulations propose implementing Section 1557 of the ACA, which prohibits discrimination on the ground of race, color, national origin, […]

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HHCAWG releases comments and recommendation on Managed Care rules

HHCAWG releases comments and recommendation on Managed Care rules

| September 18, 2015

The HIV Health Care Access Working Group (HHCAWG) has released a letter supporting the proposed updates for ‘Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Programs; Medicaid Managed Care, CHIP Delivered in Managed Care, Medicaid and CHIP Comprehensive Quality Strategies, and Revisions Related to Third Party Liability, Proposed Rules” (the Managed Care Rules).  The standards and […]

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BOOM!Health – A great model for marginalized patients

BOOM!Health – A great model for marginalized patients

| September 14, 2015

Kaiser Health News has recently released a feature on how BOOM!Health is changing the way harm reduction centers operate with their new health care delivery model that has combined harm reduction services with primary care, prevention and behavioral health services. BOOM!Health was created two years ago when two New York based organization – Bronx AIDS […]

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Positive news for elimination of adverse tiering practice

Positive news for elimination of adverse tiering practice

| August 31, 2015

A recent Washington Blade article highlighted positive news for the fight to eliminate discrimination in health insurance, specifically the practice of placing certain medications on the highest tier of copayments, also known as “adverse tiering.” As the article notes, at least three D.C. government agencies “took aggressive steps” earlier this year to stop a health […]

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New issue brief to promote aspects of Medicaid expansion

New issue brief to promote aspects of Medicaid expansion

| August 28, 2015

Community Catalyst, along with the National Council for Behavioral Health, teamed up to create an issue brief—Promoting Effective Identification of “Medically Frail” Individuals Under Medicaid Expansion —as a way to inform state Medicaid and health officials about the important protections given to medically frail consumers. For people living with HIV this means more choices for Medicaid […]

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Download new ACE TA Center resources on health care coverage

Download new ACE TA Center resources on health care coverage

| August 24, 2015

The ACE TA center has made available two new resources, “Making the most of your coverage” guide and “Get Covered for a Healthy life” Q&A to help clients enroll in and use health coverage more effectively. “Making the most of your coverage” guide is catered towards the recently enrolled clients receiving coverage for the first […]

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