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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

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“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…

Improving Health Outcomes for Racial/Ethnic Minorities Is Key Focus of FY13 Awards by Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund

Ronald Valdiserri

Consistent with the President’s request to sharpen our focus on improving outcomes along the HIV care continuum as we pursue the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, the Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) awards made by the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) funded a number of initiatives designed to do just that. A total of…

HealthCare.gov: An Update on Progress

Healthcare.gov

Today, Jeff Zients offered an update on our efforts to improve HealthCare.gov. In Jeff’s own words – “This was a week where we made progress, and also ran into some roadblocks that slowed us down. The focus is on working through our punch list, one by one. Our bottom line continues to be that we…