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Insurance That’s High Quality and Affordable? Now That’s a Slam Dunk.

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No one plans to get sick or hurt — I certainly didn’t — but most people will need medical care at some point in their lives. As an athlete, I understood the value of my health insurance. I knew that in my profession, injuries were common and could happen at any time. It was important…

Working Toward Health Equity

Wayne Daffus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Office of Health Equity in CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP). To commemorate this milestone event, CDC hosted international, national, and local leaders in health equity to provide their perspectives on achievements, strategies, and goals…

With Gratitude for Dr. Colfax’s Service

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As his tenure as Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy comes to a close this week, we extend our sincere appreciation to Dr. Grant Colfax for his service. Appointed by President Obama as his lead advisor on domestic HIV/AIDS in 2012, Dr. Colfax has since been responsible for overseeing implementation of…

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…

Reaching Aging Adults Living with or at Risk of HIV, A New Media and Technology Strategy

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Editor’s Note: Our July 23, 2013 post announced support for 10 organizations serving communities of color, other communities at highest risk of HIV, and people living with HIV with the intent to stimulate and support new media planning. Today we start an intermittent series of posts to feature the varied experience of each organization as each…

Encouraging First-Year Results for the “Increasing Access to HIV Care and Treatment” Initiative

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Two years ago on World AIDS Day, President Obama announced $50 million to increase the number of people living with HIV who are linked to and retained in HIV care and treatment. Of that $50 million, $15 million was directed to the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program’s Part C. Starting…

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…