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2014 National Men’s Health Week and Father’s Day

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Editor’s Note: National Men’s Health Week is important to everyone in the HIV community. We encourage our readers to learn more about this observance. A statement by Deputy Secretary Bill Corr National Men’s Health Week, June 9-15, which concludes with Father’s Day, is a good time to focus on how men can take control of…

Prevention through Health Care Website: A Guide to the Changing Health System

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently launched the Prevention of HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and TB through Health Care website. This online resource is intended to help state, tribal, local, and territorial public health agencies, community- and faith-based organizations, and other partners leverage changes in the health system to strengthen the delivery of…

Want to Replace Your Individual Insurance Plan?

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If you have an individual health plan you want to replace, your options will depend on what kind of coverage you have and whether enrollment is open. If you have a plan you bought through the Marketplace Open Enrollment ended March 31, 2014. Now that Open Enrollment is over, you may not be able to…

AIDS Drug Assistance Programs Support New ACA Coverage Options for Thousands of People Living with HIV

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State Health Departments Navigate ACA Enrollment Challenges While Strengthening Insurance Purchasing Infrastructure and Addressing Unmet Need Washington, DC – This week, the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD)  released new data  [PDF 150 KB] emphasizing the essential role the Ryan White Program, specifically the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), plays for people living with HIV (PLWH), including those…

Webinar Invitation: The ACA and LGBT Individuals—Delivering Culturally Competent Quality Care in Clinical Settings

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On May 20, 2014, the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) will host a webinar to present best practices in caring for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) clients in the clinical setting, particularly those at risk for or living with HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is providing new…

New CDC Web Page Highlights ACA-Covered Preventive Services for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and TB

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Under the Affordable Care Act, most health plans must cover a set of preventive services like shots and screening tests at no cost to you. All Marketplace plans and many other plans must cover the preventive services without charging you a copayment or coinsurance. This is true even if you haven’t met your yearly deductible….

Enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace totals over 8 million people

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More than 4.8 million additional Medicaid/CHIP enrollments Enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace surged to eight million at the end of the first enrollment period, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today. The final enrollment reporting period spans from October 1, 2013, to March 31, 2014, and includes “in line” and other enrollment activity (such as…

How to use your new Medicaid or CHIP coverage

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Now that you’ve joined the millions of Americans enrolled in the Medicaid program or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), it’s important to use your new coverage. If you have questions, contact your state Medicaid or CHIP agency. When you visit these two pages, just scroll down and select your state from the menu at the bottom. Here are…