Health Care & Insurance Reform

New Guide Helps People with HIV and Hepatitis C Choose California Insurance Plans

Project Inform, the HIV and hepatitis C advocacy organization, has released a new guide to help people with HIV or hepatitis C navigate health coverage options under Covered California, the state's Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance marketplace.

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Doctors & Advocates Demand Better Health Coverage for HIV & Hepatitis

Coverage of preferred drugs in treatment guidelines, access to expert providers, lower co-pays, and clarity about patient assistance programs are among the steps HIV medical providers and patient advocates recommend to ensure that people with HIV and hepatitis C receive adequate care and treatment under the Affordable Care Act, according to separate statements released this week.alt

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KFF Greater Than AIDS Website Explains Affordable Care Act for People with HIV

The Kaiser Family Foundation this month launched a new website to help people with HIV learn more about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), popularly known as "Obamacare."

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Reports Look at HIV+ and LGBT People Gaining Health Coverage Under Obamacare

Nearly 200,000 people with HIV will be eligible to obtain health coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) -- better know as Obamacare -- which also includes provisions to improve access to care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, according to 2 new Issue Briefs from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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The Affordable Care Act and People with HIV and Hepatitis

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the largest overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system since the introduction of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965.

While it promises to provide coverage for many people who previously could not obtain or afford insurance, some will face "sticker shock." People with complex health needs -- such as people with HIV or hepatitis B or C -- risk falling through the cracks, and the fate of existing AIDS programs remains unknown.

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