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Health Affairs | May 2017
New study shows major barriers in access to HIV care in QHPs
CARE Act Target Center’s Affordable Care Act and Ryan White Resource page
How the ACA Changes Pathways to Insurance Coverage for People with HIV (PDF)
Thread-Topic: HHS ACA Implementation Forum Follow Up
"HIV Advocacy Organizations Launch Online Resource: HIVHealthReform.org"
Windy City Times (Chicago) (01.18.12)
How Does the Affordable Care Act Help People Living with HIV/AIDS? Updated Fact Sheet (PDF)
Affordable Care Act Update - New information regarding Essential Health Benefits (PDF)
Health Care Denied to Iowa HIV Patients fuels Insurance Review (PDF)
2010 Open Enrollment for Medicare Prescription Drug and Health Plan Coverage Begins November 15th
November 12, 2009
Part D Plan Availability in 2010 and Key Changes Since 2006 (PDF)
October 2009

News Updates

NASTAD released a Private Insurance State Policy Tracker, created as part of a project generously supported by the Elton John AIDS Foundation
Hepatitis C: The State of Medicaid Access Update

Year 2 of Affordable Care Act Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) in a Medicaid Non-expansion State: QHPs Associated with Viral Suppression for Virginia AIDS Drug Assistance Program Clients

Open Forum Infectious Diseases | 31 October 2018

Texas doctors seek more opioid addiction treatment options under Medicaid

The Texas Tribune | October 25, 2018

Hospitalization rates among persons with HIV who gained Medicaid or private insurance in 2014: Moving From Ryan White to Medicaid or Private Insurance Did Not Boost Hospital Use;  BUT Older HIV+ 55-64 Had Double the Hospitalization Rate; Low CD4 & Detectable Viral load also had Higher Hospitalization Rates

IDWeek 2018, October 3-7, 2018, San Francisco

Managing the Costs of Women's Preventative Healthcare

Affordable Care Act: Study finds surprising gaps in HIV care providers' knowledge

EurekAlert | Sept 20, 2018

Medicaid 1115 Waivers: Exemptions for People Living with HIV and Hepatitis
Medicaid 1115 Waivers: Considerations for HIV and Hepatitis Programs
340B drug discount limits to be considered by House panel
Modern Healthcare | July 11, 2018
DSH Hospital Participation Could Be Halved Under Congressional Bill
HealthLeaders Media | July 10, 2018
Sylvester researcher uses HPV vaccine to treat patient with skin cancer
eurekaalert | July 3, 2018
First Look at Health Insurance Coverage in 2018 Finds ACA Gains Beginning to Reverse
Commonwealth Fund Affordable Care Act Tracking Survey, February–March 2018 | May 1, 2018
Implications of Navigator Funding Changes on People with HIV: Navigator Perspectives
Kaiser Family Foundation | December 4, 2017
Health Care Reform and HIV: Policy Experts Examine How to Protect and Advance HIV Public Health Gains

National Health Organizations Strongly Oppose Proposed Repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Call on Congress and the Administration to Ensure Continued Protections for People Living with HIV

AIDS United | March 10, 2017

AIDS Groups React to the GOP’s Health Care Plan: “Please Vote NO”

POZ | Mar 8, 2017

New Kaiser Data Note: Insurance Coverage Changes for People with HIV Under the ACA

Kaiser | Feb 14, 2017
Obamacare, Trumpcare, And Your Mouth
HealthAffairsBlog | Jan 13, 2017

Republican Attempt To Repeal Obamacare Puts People With HIV At Risk

Huffington Post | Jan 6, 2016

The Affordable Care Act Dramatically Increased Health Insurance Coverage for People Living with HIV in Illinois

The CBPP state-by-state fact sheets focus on the number who will lose coverage

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities | December 7, 2016

Kaiser has an issue brief on the effect of repealing Medicaid expansion in each state

Kaiser Family Foundation | December 6, 2016

The FamiliesUSA state-by-state fact sheets include the number with pre-existing conditions as well as several other categories

FamiliesUSA | December 2016
The Health Insurance Marketplace is Now Open
Open enrollment begins November 1

Open Enrollment Tools for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Recipients/Consumers

Target Center | October 27, 2016

Humana, Cigna among insurers facing complaints over alleged HIV drug coverage discrimination ...

Becker’s ASC Review | October 19, 2016
CMS Releases Final Medicare/Hepatitis B Screening Coverage Determination
Get Ready for 2017 Open Enrollment and Health Insurance Plan Renewals: Webinar, October 20

This Open Enrollment, Don’t Forget to Compare 2017 Marketplace Health Plans

AIDS.gov | October 13, 2016
CMS To Pilot Network Rating In 6 States Instead Of Nationwide As Earlier Suggested
August 19, 2016
CMS examines inappropriate steering of people eligible for Medicare or Medicaid into Marketplace plans
CMS | August 18, 2016
Avalere Data Shows QHPs Continue to Restrict Access to HIV & Hep. Rx

Update: Discriminatory Design: HIV Treatment in the Marketplace

NASTAD | July 18, 2016
Louisiana Gov. Edwards tells how he won the Medicaid expansion battle
Modern Healthcare | June 15, 2016

Advocates decry insurer charges for AIDS drugs in Minnesota

Minneapolis Star Tribune | March 30, 2016
New Report Shows 20 Million Americans Have Gained Health Insurance Coverage Because of the Affordable Care Act

Past Health Reform News Updates