FEDERAL POLICY

AIDS Alliance Website Link

Click on the following URL link to be redirected to the official AIDS Alliance website: www.aids-alliance.org

Draft letter to HHS Secretary Burwell on Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2016 Proposed Rule

We, the undersigned patient and community organizations representing millions of patients and their families, are pleased to submit comments in support of many aspects of the proposed rule Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2016 (79 FR 70673, Nov. 26, 2014)). We thank you and your Department for listening to the voices of the patient community who wholeheartedly want the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to work, especially for those with chronic conditions.

The AIDS Institute submits comments to FDA Advisory Committee on MSM blood donations

The AIDS Institute has submitted comments for the public record to the Food and Drug Administration's Blood Products Advisory Committee for their upcoming meeting on the lifetime ban of MSM donating blood .

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Urgent Action Needed to Correct Lack of Transparency in Prescription Drug Formularies

"In order to have a successful open enrollment and re-enrollment process, we urge [Healthcare.gov] to take immediate corrective action to ensure that these requirements are met immediately."

August Update: Hepatitis C Testing Coverage Guide

May 16, 2014 "...Through a combination of a new recommendation in support of HCV testing and changes to the health insurance landscape under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there will be greater access to insurance coverage and to reimbursable HCV screening across various healthcare payers." This paper offers guidance on each major payer's role. <

August Update: The AIDS Institute Issues Coverage Guide for National HIV Testing Day

The Coverage Guide has been updated for August. Please click here: Coverage Guide or click the PDF below

333 Patient Groups Ask HHS Secretary to Reduce Barriers to Care In Qualified Health Plans

July 28, 2014

“Patients are grateful that the Affordable Care Act means they cannot be turned away from health coverage...But limited benefit coverage, cost-sharing for medications that can reach as high as 50%, and a lack of transparency in several plans mean many patients...are not receiving the care and medications they need.” - Click here to read the letter and press release.

The AIDS Institute Encourages Individuals to Take Control and Get Tested On National HIV Testing Day

June 27, 2014

“Early treatment is an essential part of the prevention strategy...” explained Michael Ruppal, Executive Director of The AIDS Institute. “It works to reduce viral load and the less virus in the body, the less chance that transmission will occur.”

Evidence Mounting Of Discrimination against People with HIV By Some Insurance Plans

June 13, 2014

“We want the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to work, and we want it to work for people living with HIV/AIDS and others with chronic health conditions...But shifting the cost of medications to the patients is not only blatant discrimination but can lead to poorer health outcomes...”  

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