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Webcast: What’s Next? The ACA and Ryan White in a Post-Enrollment Environment

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On Thursday, April 17, 2014, HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will co-host a webcast, “What’s Next? The Affordable Care Act and the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program in a Post-Enrollment Environment.” The webcast is scheduled for 2:00pm to 3:00pm (EDT) and will review steps to take in working…

LGBT Health Awareness Week

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This week is the annual observance of LGBT Health Awareness Week and we wanted to share the following two cross-posts: From HHS:  Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ statement Observing LGBT Health Awareness Week From the White House blog: Dr. Biden Meets with LGBT Americans Benefiting from the Affordable Care Act

World TB Day

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Today, March 24, is World Tuberculosis Day. The annual observance provides the opportunity to raise awareness about TB-related problems and solutions and to support worldwide TB-control efforts. World TB Day also calls us to remember that the global burden of TB remains enormous, particularly among people with HIV/AIDS, among whom TB is the leading cause…

HHS Publishes Rule Requiring Health Plans to Accept 3rd Party Payments from Ryan White

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On March 19, 2014, HHS published an interim final rule in the Federal Register that requires issuers of qualified health plans (QHPs), including stand-alone dental plans (SADPs), offered through the ACA’s Health Insurance Marketplaces to accept premium and cost-sharing payments made on behalf of enrollees by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, other Federal and State…

Celebrity mothers encourage young people to #GetCovered

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Last week, we blogged about Grammy Award-winning artist Alicia Keys work related to women and HIV/AIDS. Today, we encourage you to watch Alicia’s mother, Terria Joseph, talk about what having health coverage for her child means to her. She speaks about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act along with other celebrity mothers. Open enrollment…

Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Ends in 2 Weeks: Help Spread the Word!

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The promise of quality, affordable health care is quickly becoming reality for more and more Americans. Coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has already begun for millions of individuals who have enrolled, and more people are signing up every day. With marked improvements to the Healthcare.gov website and various ways to sign up, now is…

White House Issues Budget Fact Sheets

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The White House Office of Management and Budget has issued a series of fact sheets on key issues for fiscal year 2015. This year, HIV is highlighted in two items within the “Supporting the LGBT Community” budget fact sheet: Expanding Access to HIV/AIDS Treatment, Care, and Prevention Supporting Housing Assistance for People Living with HIV/AIDS Access the full…

CMS Issues Clarification Regarding Third Party Payment of Premiums

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On November 4, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a frequently asked question (FAQ) [PDF 112 KB] related to third-party payments of premiums for qualified health plans (QHPs) in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Since then, questions have arisen whether this FAQ applies to payments of premiums and cost sharing made on behalf of…