The Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) major coverage reforms have created new pathways to insurance coverage for millions of Americans, including those with HIV. How have these changes affected coverage and access to care for people with HIV? Who has gained new coverage and who has been left out? On May 4 at 9:30 a.m. ET, the Kaiser Family Foundation held a policy briefing to discuss these questions with a panel of experts.
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This report provides a second look at how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is impacting people with HIV two years into these new coverage opportunities, based on focus groups conducted with HIV positive individuals from five states in early 2016, after the third round of open enrollment. Groups were conducted with HIV positive individuals who gained insurance coverage – through either the Marketplaces or Medicaid expansion- in California and New York and with those who remained uninsured, largely because they fell into the coverage gap, in Florida, Georgia, and Texas.
People with HIV Who Gained Health Coverage Under ACA Are More Comfortable Navigating Insurance Two Years Later, But Problems Persist, Others Remain Uninsured
A new Kaiser Family Foundation report based on focus groups conducted in five states finds people living with HIV are more comfortable with navigating health insurance two years into the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) major coverage expansions. Those in the marketplaces and Medicaid recognize their new benefits but often continue…
The Kaiser Family Foundation held an interactive web briefing on Tuesday, June 21 to discuss key issues to be addressed at the upcoming International AIDS Conference on July 18-22. The conference will convene in Durban, South Africa, 16 years after it was first held there. The world has seen dramatic progress in…
New Campaign Features Top YouTube and Social Media Stars To Educate Young People About Latest In HIV/AIDS
“Girl, no! You cannot get HIV like that!,” exclaims YouTube star Todrick Hall in a new video for HIV BEATS, an upbeat and informative new series from #endHIV and Greater Than AIDS, made in collaboration with YouTube. Featuring top YouTube influencers, the series debuts on the 35th anniversary of the…
This Visualizing Health Policy infographic provides a snapshot of HIV-related awareness and experiences among adults in the United States, including two demographic groups that make up a disproportionate share of people with HIV: black adults, and gay and bisexual men.
Financing the Response to HIV in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: International Assistance from Donor Governments in 2015
This report, Financing the Response to AIDS in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: International Assistance from Donor Governments in 2015, tracks funding levels of the donor governments that collectively provide the bulk of international assistance for AIDS through bilateral programs and contributions to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Donor government funding to support HIV efforts in low- and middle-income countries fell for the first time in five years in 2015, decreasing from US$8.6 billion in 2014 to US$7.5 billion.
This Visualizing Health Policy infographic provides a snapshot of HIV-related awareness and experiences among adults in the United States, including two demographic groups that make up a disproportionate share of people with HIV: black adults, and gay and bisexual men. Four in 10 black adults, and more than half of…
On May 18, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a final rule to implement Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which prohibits discrimination in health coverage and care based on race, color, national origin, age or disability, and, for the first time sex. This Issue Brief provides a technical summary of Section 1557 and the final rule and highlights new protections and provisions included in the law and rule. Notably, Section 1557 is the first federal civil rights law to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in health care. Moreover, the proposed rule extends the definition of sex discrimination to include discrimination on the basis of gender identity. In addition, the final rule establishes regulations related to the provision of language assistance services based on long-standing HHS policy guidance.