Health Reform

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

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. <

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.

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...”  

NHeLP and The AIDS Institute File HIV/AIDS Discrimination Complaint Against Florida Health Insurers

May 29, 2014 --

"The [insurance] companies are going out of their way to discourage people with HIV/AIDS from enrolling in their plans—a blatantly illegal practice.” 

Click here to read the press release.

The AIDS Institute Submits Written Testimony to the Senate Appropriations Health Commitee

May 23, 2014 

"Over the past thirty years we have made great progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS and are truly at a tipping point. However, without stable and adequate funding that progress is in jeopardy, as well as the lives of millions who are or will be infected."

Presentation: Update on Health Reform & the Impact on Persons Living with HIV

May 2, 2014

Presentation by Carl Schmid, Deputy Executive Director of The AIDS Institute at the 10th Annual HIV in West Virginia Conference.

Click here to read the presentation.

Obama's Actions Could Put HIV Patients at Risk

March 7, 2014

Roll Call

"The Obama administration has done much to improve the health and well-being of many Americans, including people with HIV and AIDS, but we believe they are not currently implementing the law that Congress passed and prioritizing the interests of patients as they should be."

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