Tag: essential health benefits

NASTAD Calls for Consistent Case Management

NASTAD Calls for Consistent Case Management

| July 23, 2014

The National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) recently released results of an assessment on HIV case management coverage across three categories of payers: the Ryan White program, traditional fee-for-service Medicaid, and Essential Health Benefits (EHB) benchmark Marketplace plans. As most people in the HIV/AIDS community are aware case management is a vital […]

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Do you Qualify for a Special Enrollment Period?

Do you Qualify for a Special Enrollment Period?

| July 15, 2014

The next Marketplace open enrollment period is not until November, 15, 2014, but you may be eligible to sign up for Marketplace health insurance today through a special enrollment period (SEP). (Remember though, you can apply for Medicaid at any time, regardless of whether there’s an open enrollment period). Special enrollment periods (SEP) are a […]

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The Need Continues for Drug Formulary Transparency

The Need Continues for Drug Formulary Transparency

| June 5, 2014

One of the greatest hurdles people living with HIV/AIDS face with the Affordable Care Act is the inability to access preferred medications such as single tablet regimes (STR’s). The Hill article ‘Details on drug coverage missing from Obamacare websites’, discusses the lack of drug formulary transparency consumers’ face while trying to enroll in plans on […]

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New Updates on HIV Medication Access Concerns Make the National News

New Updates on HIV Medication Access Concerns Make the National News

| February 10, 2014

Concerns about discrimination in the marketplace health care plans drug coverage have been attracting a tremendous amount of media attention. The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Time Magazine have all posted articles featuring HIVHealthReform.org leaders in the past weeks concerning this pertinent HIV topic. Although the Affordable Care Act (ACA) eliminated pre-existing conditions, the […]

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HIV Advocates Continue to Push Feds for Effective Implementation of the ACA

HIV Advocates Continue to Push Feds for Effective Implementation of the ACA

| December 9, 2013

On December 2, the steering committee of HIV Health Care Access Working Group (HHCAWG) sent a letter to Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) expressing concerns about health insurance marketplace policies impacting people with HIV. Following up on previous correspondence, HHCAWG’s latest letter alerted Secretary Sebelius on several issues that are presenting […]

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Stay up to Date on HIV and Health Reform with These National Media Articles

Stay up to Date on HIV and Health Reform with These National Media Articles

| November 14, 2013

Below we have highlighted three recent articles from national media outlets about HIV and health reform: How the ACA Will Affect People with HIV and AIDS, was featured in Stateline, provides information on how Affordable Care Act (ACA), Ryan White, and people living with HIV are all connected. The article features answers to common queries […]

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Falling Into the “Coverage Gap” Under the Affordable Care Act

Falling Into the “Coverage Gap” Under the Affordable Care Act

| October 28, 2013

4.8 Million Who Won’t Qualify For Medicaid or Subsidies for Private Insurance Live in the 25 States Not Expanding Medicaid Under the Law A new analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation provides state-level data showing how many impoverished uninsured adults fall into the Affordable Care Act’s “coverage gap”.  These are individuals who will be ineligible […]

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Get the Nuts and Bolts of Tax Credits & Eligibility Determination for Health Reform

Get the Nuts and Bolts of Tax Credits & Eligibility Determination for Health Reform

| September 24, 2013

Want to know the technical details behind the health reform tax credits and eligibility determinations? This new website is for you! Health Reform Beyond the Basics, a project of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), focuses on the nitty-gritty details of health care reform. The topics they cover include premium tax credits, cost-sharing, […]

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Marketplace Health Plan Assessment Tool

Marketplace Health Plan Assessment Tool

| September 7, 2013

The highly awaited enrollment in marketplace health insurance plans will commence on October 1st in every state. In order to assist advocates in evaluating the insurance plans in their own state, an assessment tool has been designed by the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) of Harvard Law School consisting of a workbook […]

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New from NASTAD: Medicaid regulation, Exchange Enrollment, Essential Health Benefits & Premium Tax Credits

New from NASTAD: Medicaid regulation, Exchange Enrollment, Essential Health Benefits & Premium Tax Credits

| August 6, 2013

With less than five months until the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is implemented nationwide we are all still trying to understand how the ACA changes will affect people with HIV/AIDS. NASTAD has issued several new briefs and updates to previous resources to help everyone along the ACA implementation journey. Below are the resources we found […]

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