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How to Use Your New Marketplace Coverage

Using your new health care coverage

Editor’s Note: Because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 7.1 million Americans have signed up for quality, affordable, private health insurance through the Marketplaces and 3 million additional people have enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP. This means that many Americans at risk for or living with HIV/AIDS now have coverage and can start using it. We’re…

Moving from Coverage to Care: Next Steps in Prevention

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Please join: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Health Resources and Services Administration Bureau of Primary Health Care (HRSA BPHC)  Office of Minority Health (OMH) “I’m covered. What happens now?” For organizations that have been working to get uninsured Americans – including millions of racial and ethnic minorities – into affordable health coverage, the…

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Statement on National Minority Health Month

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Prevention is Power: Join us in Taking Action for Health Equity In April, we commemorate National Minority Health Month, a time to raise awareness about health disparities that persist among racial and ethnic minorities. This year’s theme - “Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity” - embodies the ambitious goal put forward by the U.S. Department…

Open Enrollment is over

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We know many of you worked hard to finish enrolling in a health plan in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Sometimes despite your best efforts, you might have run into delays caused by heavy traffic to HealthCare.gov or our call center, maintenance periods, or other special situations that prevented you from finishing the process on time….

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

CMS Shares Information & Tools Regarding ACA Enrollment Deadline and Complex Cases

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Special Enrollment Periods in the Marketplace The deadline for open enrollment is March 31st. As the Administration said previously, those consumers who are in line by the March 31st deadline to complete enrollment, we will make sure you get covered. Just like Election Day, if you are in line when the polls close, you get…

Health Affairs Press Briefing: The ACA and Vulnerable Americans Living with HIV/AIDS

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On March 11, the health policy journal Health Affairs  hosted a briefing at the National Press Club to highlight its March 2014 edition entitled, “The ACA and Vulnerable Americans: HIV/AIDS; Jails .” The volume features a number of economic and modeling analyses that make a compelling case for the potential impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)…

Open Enrollment Ends in 6 Days, Lots of Help Available

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HIV community members and those seeking coverage — remember that there are multiple ways for people to get help finding coverage in the final 6 days of the Affordable Care Act’s first Open Enrollment period, which ends next Monday, March 31, 2014. More Americans every day are finding quality, affordable coverage on the Health Insurance…