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Open Enrollment Begins November 1

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Summary: The ACA helps pave the way to increased health coverage for people living with HIV. The cost of health care can make engaging and remaining in care difficult for people living with HIV.  Beginning November 1, individuals across the country will have the opportunity to enroll or re-enroll in health coverage for 2017 through…

Enroll in 2017 health insurance coverage now!

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The Health Insurance Marketplace is open for business! Starting today, you can apply for 2017 health insurance coverage for the first time — or renew, change, or update your current health plan for 2017. How to get 2017 health insurance Before you enroll, you can preview plans with personalized price estimates. and find out if…

Webinar Recap: Snaps and Stripes—Sharing Public Service Stories with Snapchat

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Editor’s Note: Today’s blog by DigitalGov highlights how government communicators are engaging with millenials via Snapchat. AIDS.gov prioritizes using digital tools to amply HIV messages within communities of color and then, sharing with you what we learn. If you’d like to know more about Snapchat or another social platform to extend the reach of your…

Data to Care: A Critical Tool for Ending AIDS in New York State

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In 2014, the Governor of New York State announced a three-point plan to end the AIDS epidemic in New York State by the end of 2020.  The plan states intention to: Identify persons living with HIV who are undiagnosed and link them to care, Link and retain persons with diagnosed HIV in health care, and…

Employment and People Living with HIV: #InclusionWorks!

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), celebrating the contributions of workers with disabilities and raising awareness of the value of a diverse workforce inclusive of their skills and talents. Employment is an essential part of leading an independent, self-directed life for all people, including people living with HIV/AIDS. Reflecting this, the U.S. Department…

Medicare Open Enrollment Underway through December 7

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Medicare, the federal health insurance program for people age 65 and older and younger adults with permanent disabilities, is an important source of health coverage for people with HIV.  An estimated 120,000 Medicare beneficiaries are living with HIV. Medicare health and drug plans can make changes each year—things like cost, coverage, and what providers and…

More Than 70 Percent of Consumers Can Find Marketplace Plans for Less than $75 Per Month

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With Start of Window Shopping, Americans Can Now Check Out Options for 2017 Coverage With window shopping beginning today, Health Insurance Marketplace consumers can now visit HealthCare.gov to check out their options for 2017 coverage in advance of the start of Open Enrollment on November 1. A new report released today shows that 72 percent…

HHS awards $2.3 billion in grants to help Americans access HIV/AIDS care and medications

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Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced nearly $2.3 billion in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grants awarded to cities, states, and local community-based organizations in fiscal year (FY) 2016. This funding supports a coordinated and comprehensive system of care that provides lifesaving HIV health care, support services, and essential medications to…