Health Reform

Letter Urges HHS to Adequately Review 2016 Plans

Below is the final letter and press release from the I Am (Still) Essential coalition urging HHS to adequately review 2016 plans 

Letter to HHS on Enforcement of Out of Pocket Maximums for 2016 Qualified Health Plans

April 30, 2015 -- Below is a letter from the I Am (Still) Essential coalition to HHS on the enforcement of out of pocked maximums for 2016 qualified health plans. 

Draft Letter Urging HHS to Adequately Review 2016 Plans

Below is a draft letter from the I Am (Still) Essential coalition urging HHS to adequately review 2016 plans 

Aetna Agrees to Significantly Reduce Patient Costs

March 26, 2015

The AIDS Institute welcomes a major announcement by Aetna that it will significantly reduce patient costs for HIV medications nationwide in the qualified health plan marketplace. To view our press release, click below. 

Rx symbol

Coventry Health Care agreement

Below is the agreement signed by Coventry Health Care 

2015 Review of Florida Qualified Health Plans (QHPs)

Below is The AIDS Institute's review of 2015 Florida Qualified Health Plans

279 Patient Groups Applaud Proposed Changes to Essential Health Benefits

December 19, 2014 -- Today, the “I Am (Still) Essential” coalition of patient groups sent a letter signed by 279 organizations to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell applauding the recently released Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2016 which, once finalized, define Essential Health Benefits (EHB) for Qualified Health Plans (

Humana Agrees to Significantly Cut Cost of HIV Drugs for Patients in Florida

December 18, 2014 - The AIDS Institute welcomes an agreement  between Humana Medical Plan and the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation that significantly reduces patient cost-sharing for all HIV drugs on qualified health plans offered by Humana in the Florida marketplace. See the press release below. 

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.

Syndicate content