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LGBT People Need to Take Advantage of Obamacare

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When 25-year-old Carl Anderson was diagnosed with HIV, he learned just how important health care coverage can be. Soon after his diagnosis, Carl became uninsured, and he realized he’d have to face the staggering costs of his treatment on his own. Like Carl, many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans are disproportionately uninsured or underinsured….

The Marketplace is Open: Continuing Our Progress for the LGBT community

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Summary: This Administration has made historic progress for the LGBT community, and by ensuring a successful open enrollment together, we can do even more. I am proud to serve in the Obama Administration because of the work the President, the Secretary, and this Administration have done, and will continue to do, to create a more…

2015 National HIV Prevention Conference – Closing Reflections

Ronald Valdiserri

As the 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference came to a close earlier this week in Atlanta, we heard from the CDC Director, Dr. Tom Frieden. He highlighted some of the ideas he and colleagues shared in a recent New England Journal of Medicine commentary, “Applying Public Health Principles to the HIV Epidemic — How Are…

Carl’s #GetCovered Story: No Longer Gambling with His Life

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I’m 25 years old and work for a human resources contractor in the oil and gas industry. It’s a good job, but it doesn’t come with health insurance benefits. That really stressed me out. You see, I’m HIV+ and my 30-day supply of pills cost $1,500. I couldn’t afford that so I started rationing my…

HHS Partners with LGBT Organizations to Promote Open Enrollment Activities during LGBT Week of Action

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With the December 15 deadline for coverage starting in January 2016 fast approaching, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced partnerships with key national organizations to support LGBT outreach and enrollment efforts during 2016 Open Enrollment. As part of LGBT Week of Action from Dec. 7 – 11, Out2Enroll and other organizations…

National HIV/AIDS Strategy in the Spotlight at 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference

Ronald Valdiserri

The CDC’s 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference got underway last evening in Atlanta. Dr. Jonathan Mermin, MD, Director of CDC’s National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, welcomed the more than 3,000 participants who have gathered under the conference theme of “Accelerating Progress: Prevent Infections. Strengthen Care. Reduce Disparities.” The opening plenary…

PrEP: A Powerful Prevention Tool

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Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its 2015 HIV Vital Signs focusing on preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP). This Vital Signs includes two Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWR), one from CDC and one from New York State Department of Health: Vital Signs: Estimated Percentages and Numbers of Adults with Indications for Preexposure…

Digital Tools: Supporting the White House’s National HIV/AIDS Strategy ~ Example from the Corporate Sector

Miguel Gomez

As has been observed often, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020, is a national plan, not just a federal one. Active participation from stakeholders across all sectors of society is needed to put the Strategy into action and end the HIV epidemic. Illustrating how members of the corporate sector are contributing to implementing the…