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OCT13

Congressional Watch: Disaster Funding Slowly Emerges

This week the House has been in session while the Senate was out for a Columbus Day recess. Pushing efforts to supply much needed financial relief across multiple disaster stricken states and territories, the House managed to pass a $36.5 billion package of funding. The spending bill is a supplemental appropriations package that is outside of the regular 12 appropriations bills that fund government operations. The bill contains a mix of disaster aid and funding for FEMA’s Community Disaster Loan program.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, October 13, 2017


OCT13

Continued Inaction in Washington Compounds Suffering for People of Puerto Rico

Shortly before sunrise on Thursday, President Trump once again took to Twitter, renewing his attacks on the American citizens of Puerto Rico while threatening to cut off aid to the U.S. territory. Placing the blame for the suffering incurred in the wake of Hurricane Maria entirely on the inhabitants and government of Puerto Rico while touting his administration’s response, Trump tweeted that the United States government, “cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!”

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, October 13, 2017


OCT12

National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day 2017

Today we’re proud to welcome Guillermo Chacón, President of the Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA) and Founder of the Hispanic Health Network, to share his thoughts on National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day.

Posted By: Guillermo Chacón, the Latino Commission on AIDS - Thursday, October 12, 2017


OCT12

Trump Moves Forward on Executive Actions to Sabotage the ACA

On Thursday morning, President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) that directs departments in his Administration to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA) even more than they already have. Thursday evening, the Trump Administration announced that it will no longer pay cost-sharing reductions (CSRs) to insurance companies to offset the cost of medical care for low-income Americans.These actions comes after three major failures by Senate Republicans to repeal and replace the ACA, angering conservative constituents and donors alike.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Thursday, October 12, 2017


OCT11

Raising HIV Awareness in the Latinx Community

David Michael Pérez is the director of development at the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). This National Latinx HIV and AIDS Awareness Day, we caught up with David to learn more about LULAC’s work in HIV, the impact of HIV on the Latinx community, and his passion for work with the LGBTQ community.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Wednesday, October 11, 2017


OCT06

Banding Together To Stop The Trump Administration’s ACA Sabotage

With his Plan A of repealing and replacing the ACA on hold for the moment while the Congressional GOP licks their wounds and plans their next legislative attack, the Trump Administration has turned to what has always been their Plan B: sabotage. It is up to us as HIV and health care advocates to ensure that ACA marketplaces survive and thrive as they were meant to. This will certainly not be an easy task, but we don’t have to do it alone.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, October 06, 2017


OCT06

Cakes, Congress, and Court – Oh My! The Supreme Court to Hear Key Cases this Fall

The Supreme Court began what promises to be a full session this week and is planning to hear several high profile and important cases this fall. A few in particular could have the power to affect people living with HIV drastically.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, October 06, 2017


OCT06

FY18 Budgets Show GOP Plans to Slash Health Care & Entitlement Spending

Last week the Congress gave up hope of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) under the fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget resolution which expired on September 30 and moved to consideration of an FY 2018 Budget proposal (the federal fiscal year runs from October 1 through September 30 so fiscal 2018 has just begun).

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, October 06, 2017


OCT06

Price-Cutting Efforts: Choosing a new HHS Secretary after Price’s Resignation

Last Friday, Tom Price became the latest senior official to exit the revolving door of the Trump Administration. The former Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) resigned after receiving criticism for his misuse of government funds to charter planes for his travel. Now that he is gone, many are wondering if Price’s anti-ACA stance and other conservative plans for the Department will be carried out by whoever becomes his successor.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, October 06, 2017


OCT04

Continuing Forward: Leadership For Now

I got a call in May 2016. “Jesse we are searching for the interim President & CEO of AIDS United…. Are you interested?” Without missing a heartbeat, I thought to myself, “You must do this – now!” My life changed immediately. I could never have predicted all the other changes coming in 2016. For all of us living with, working for, and affected by HIV in America, 2016 was a year of unexpected change.

Posted By: Jesse Milan, Jr, President & CEO, AIDS United - Wednesday, October 04, 2017



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