How the ACA Builds Barriers to HIV, Hep C Treatment
Discriminatory practices by insurers, high drug prices from pharmaceutical companies and no clear federal guidelines for co-payments are to blame for those consistently costly plans under the Affordable Care Act.
A New Day in Health Care Coverage
U.S. health secretary, Kathleen Sebelius on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and how to use your new insurance plan that went into effect this New Year’s Day.
As of January 1, 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Obamacare”) requires all eligible Americans to obtain health coverage. POZ wants to know your thoughts on the ACA and how you get your health care covered.
HIV Coalition Sees ‘Disturbing Trends’ in Health Care Reform
31 HIV/AIDS groups are making claims that new government insurance plans are not covering all HIV drugs, discouraging HIV-positive people from enrolling, or that they are singling out all the ARVs with high co-pays. Eeesh.
Need Help Navigating the ACA?
Greater than AIDS now has a new consumer web portal launched to specifically help people with HIV/AIDS navigate health care reform. Click here to check it out.
Red States Leave Many Poor Americans Out of Obamacare
Because of the 26 states that have refused to expand Medicaid in the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare), 2/3 of African Americans as well as single mothers and over 1/2 of Americans earning low wages will be effectively shut out of access to insurance.
Analyzing census data, the NYT found that 8 million Americans living in these states are too poor to qualify for federal subsidies for private plans, called marketplace plans, but not poor enough to qualify for traditional Medicaid, which can have rock-bottom income ceilings for entry.
The Affordable Care Act Finally Unrolls the Carpet: How you can find health insurance coverage for 2014.
This article will answer your questions on where to begin, what plans you qualify for, how much everything will cost you & where to get assistance when health care reform rolls out this October. Don’t get left behind.
Opinion: We Need to Talk About ObamaCare
There are a few questions that need to be answered before we can reap the fruits of this new law, such as: When do you sign up for coverage? How do you sign up? Who is eligible for coverage, and when does it begin?
Concerns by HIV Groups on Affordable Care Act Implementation
Many local HIV/AIDS groups that receive funding from the federal Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program are worried their support may shrink as the the health care reform law is fully implemented in 2014.
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Demand for Addiction Services Could Double in 2014
A surge in the number of drug and alcohol addiction patients could soon overwhelm doctors as the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. the health care reform law, or ACA) is fully implemented. In 2014, between 3 million and 5 million addicts will become eligible for insurance coverage.
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