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New Analysis Estimates the Number of People with HIV Who Could Gain New Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act

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A new analysis  by the Kaiser Family Foundation  in conjunction with researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides the first national estimates of the expected impact of the Affordable Care Act’s coverage expansions on people with HIV. It is based on nationally representative data from the CDC’s Medical Monitoring Project (MMP), a surveillance…

A New Day in Health Care Coverage

Kathleen Sebelius

January 1st marks not only the beginning of a New Year, but an exciting new day in health care as millions of Americans will now be able to access care, thanks to the coverage they found at the Health Insurance Marketplace. For many of the newly insured – people like Molly from Charlottesville, VA or Mark from Austin, TX –…

The Affordable Care Act and HIV – USCA 2013

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During a plenary session at the 2013 United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) , HIV leaders from several federal agencies shared observations about aspects of the Affordable Care Act that are making a critical difference in their work on behalf of people at risk for or living with HIV. Watch this footage from the plenary session. For…

Couldn’t Enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace by December 23? There’s Help to Get You Covered

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Editor’s Note: HealthCare.gov shared the following information for individuals who attempted to enroll in a health plan in the Health Insurance Marketplace before the December 23 deadline for coverage starting January 1, but who experienced delays.  We know many of you have been working hard to finish enrolling in a health plan in the Health…

Cancelled plan? You’ve got coverage options

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For millions of Americans quality, affordable coverage is just around the corner. And making sure people know about the new options available to them, and providing a smooth transition to this new day for coverage is our top priority Providing a smooth transition We’ve taken a number of steps to help you: You now have…

How Obamacare Helps the LGBT Community

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Since taking office, President Obama and his Administration have taken significant steps to advance equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. You’ve probably heard of many of these accomplishments: repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” prohibiting anti-LGBT discrimination in hospitals and in housing, promoting international LGBT human rights, standing up against DOMA and…

Six out of Ten Uninsured African Americans May Be Eligible for Medicaid, CHIP or Tax Credits in the Health Insurance Marketplace

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Editor’s Note: People living with HIV need quality, affordable health coverage to help them stay healthy and live longer. Yet, nearly 30% of people living with HIV currently have no health insurance. Many of these individuals are African Americans, who are disproportionately impacted by the HIV epidemic. As this new HHS report notes: 95% of uninsured African…

Forward Toward an AIDS-Free Generation

Kathleen Sebelius

I believe–and President Obama believes–that an AIDS-free generation is within our reach. On December 2, I joined President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry at the White House to mark the 25th anniversary of World AIDS Day. We were joined by a remarkable group of people–including scientists, activists, elected officials, and philanthropists from across…