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Affordable Care Act News Round-Up

Policy & Programs | September 26, 2013 Read the full post
What is the Marketplace in my state?

The Health Insurance Marketplace is set to open for enrollment next Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Here’s a round-up of the latest news from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)…

Ending Discrimination in Health Care: New Tools from the Affordable Care Act

Policy & Programs | September 25, 2013 Read the full post
Leon Rodriguez

For far too long, many Americans – including men and women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, members of the LGBT community, and individuals with pre-existing conditions like HIV/AIDS, cancer, or mental health concerns – have not received equal…

HHS Releases Report on 2012 Progress Implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Policy & Programs | September 25, 2013 Read the full post
Implementation Progress Report

Last Friday, September 20, 2013, the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) was pleased to host a number of HIV/AIDS leaders from across the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as well as many non-federal stakeholders as…

USCA 2013 Federal Plenary on the Affordable Care Act

Policy & Programs | September 24, 2013 Read the full post
Grant Colfax USCA Video Still

At the conclusion of their plenary session at the recent 2013 U.S. Conference on AIDS, Dr. Grant Colfax, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) had the opportunity to visit with some of the federal HIV/AIDS…

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2013 Google+ Hangout On Air

New Media | September 24, 2013 Read the full post
Lamont Scales

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will host a Google+ Hangout On Air in recognition of National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD) on September 25, from 2-3 p.m. ET. Entitled Innovative HIV Prevention Activities for Gay and Bisexual…

Update on Renewal of Viral Hepatitis Action Plan

Policy & Programs | September 23, 2013 Read the full post
VHAP Meeting (cropped)

As we announced this past May, federal partners are working to renew and extend the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis for three more years. Since that announcement, several important activities have been undertaken and…

Obamacare and LGBT Health

Policy & Programs | September 19, 2013 Read the full post
Kathleen Sebelius
Cross-posted from The Huffington Post

Throughout the administration, we operate on the fundamental belief that every American deserves equal opportunity, equal protection, and equal rights under the law. That’s why the Affordable Care Act is so important for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans….

Recognizing National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day 2013

Policy & Programs | September 18, 2013 Read the full post
National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day new logo

Today is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD). This year’s theme for NHAAAD is Aging is a part of life: HIV doesn’t have to be. Whether you are 50+ and living with HIV yourself, or you are taking care…