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On World AIDS Day, Tracking Our Progress

The White House

Editor’s Note: Today the White House held an event in recognition of World AIDS Day. Video from the livestreamed event will be posted tomorrow at http://www.whitehouse.gov/video. Click here for the fact sheet: Shared Responsibility to Strengthen Results for an AIDS-Free Generation. Last July, President Obama established the HIV Care Continuum Initiative, which addresses the gaps in care…

Holiday Shopping Tips for HealthCare.gov

Healthcare.gov holiday graphic

As we continue working around the clock to improve HealthCare.gov and the holiday shopping season kicks into gear, we wanted to share some consumer friendly tips for individuals looking for quality affordable health insurance. Shop HealthCare.gov during off-peak hours (mornings/nights/weekends). Have your income and tax information ready when you log on. Comparison shop to get the best deal. You…

A Personal Perspective from Dr. Ronald Valdiserri

Ron and Edwin Valdiserri

This World AIDS Day is a time of great hope. We continue to see advances in the response to HIV: treatments have improved, and we now have the Affordable Care Act to help meet the healthcare needs of thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS. But in this time of hope, the Federal World AIDS Day…

ACA News Round-up

Healthcare.gov Improvements

Some recent information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the White House on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA): Making Measurable Progress to HealthCare.gov: The HealthCare.gov team continues to work around the clock to improve the HealthCare.gov user experience and is making measurable progress, including improving response time…

FACT SHEET: New Administration Proposal To Help Consumers Facing Cancellations

White House

“I’ve assigned my team to see what can we do to close some of the holes and gaps in the law, because my intention is to lift up and make sure the insurance that people buy is effective, that it’s actually going to deliver what they think they’re purchasing. Because what we know is, before…

New Greater Than AIDS Portal Developed by the Kaiser Family Foundation Explains the Affordable Care Act for People with HIV

Kaiser ACA Portal

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest blog authored by Tina Hoff, Senior Vice President, Director of the Health Communication and Media Partnerships Program, Jennifer Kates, Ph.D., Vice President and Director of Global Health & HIV Policy, and Talea Miller, Program Officer, Health Communication and Media Partnerships Program from the Kaiser Family Foundation . An…

Administration issues final mental health and substance use disorder parity rule

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Editor’s Note: The National HIV/AIDS Strategy calls for increased support for people living with HIV/AIDS who have co-occurring conditions such as mental illness and drug or alcohol addiction, as part of a concerted national effort to get and keep people living with HIV into care. This final mental health and substance use disorder parity rule,…

HHS awards Affordable Care Act funds to expand access to care

Health Center New Access Points FY 2014 Grant Awards Map

Funding supports new primary care sites in 236 communities to serve more than 1.25 million additional patients The U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced $150 million in awards under the Affordable Care Act to support 236 new health center sites across the country. These investments will help care for approximately…