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Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) Coverage Extension

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Editor’s Note: We are sharing the following announcement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that individuals currently enrolled in the federally-run Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) who have not yet found new health insurance coverage can maintain their PCIP coverage until March 31, 2014. PCIPs were originally set to expire on December…

U.S. Philanthropic Sector Aligning Giving with National HIV/AIDS Strategy and HIV Care Continuum

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A report released last month by Funders Concerned About AIDS  (FCAA) documented significant changes in the philanthropic sector’s giving priorities that will be helpful in achieving the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). Specifically, the report reveals that most leading domestic AIDS funders are now requiring that funded programs align with the NHAS and…

Honor

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Today we celebrate the memory of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who devoted his life to creating a world in which all people would be treated equally. During his lifetime, Dr. King inspired countless individuals to work toward that end. Over 45 years after his untimely death, his legacy continues to motivate people…

Twitter, Alicia Keys, and Video

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New media continues to be an effective tool to extend the reach of our HIV programs. An example can be found with this Sunday’s “We Are Empowered” National Watch Party and Twitter Chat about women and HIV/AIDS in America. Hosted by Grammy Award-winning artist and HIV advocate Alicia Keys along with Greater Than AIDS, “We…

Get covered to stay in the game

Alonzo Mourning

When sickness or injury strike, having health insurance can mean the difference between falling and getting back up and dropping out of the game. I know, because I was at the top of my game – I felt invincible – but when I went for my regular team physical it turned out I had a…

New Fact Sheets Available to Help Consumers with Marketplace Questions

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released some easy-to-understand consumer fact sheets for those who are enrolling or who have newly enrolled in healthcare plans through the Marketplace. These fact sheets are great resources for organizations working to help people living with HIV/AIDS and others apply and enroll in healthcare coverage through the…

Serve on MLK Day

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Next Monday, January 20, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a national day of community service. Each year, across the U.S., Americans from all walks of life come together on this federal holiday to work to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems, serving their neighbors and communities. This year, educating community members about…

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…

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