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JUL13

With Cuts to Navigator Program, the Trump Administration Continues Sabotage of the ACA

If it wasn’t evident by this point that the Trump administration really doesn’t want all Americans to have access to health care, their decision this week to once again slash funding for the Affordable Care Act’s Exchange Navigator Program should make it clear enough.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, July 13, 2018


JUN29

Medicaid Work Requirements Gain Momentum in the Midwest and South

Last Friday, Governor Rick Snyder (R) signed legislation that will make Michigan the most recent state to approve work requirements for Medicaid recipients. The new law, expected to be approved quickly by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), would require “able-bodied” Michiganders to work at least 80 hours a week or lose their health coverage and mirrors much of what is contained in Kentucky's Medicaid work requirement, the legality of which is currently in question.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, June 29, 2018


JUN08

Trump Administration Refuses to Defend ACA in Court, Potentially Jeopardizing Health Care for Millions

For 18 months, the Trump administration has routinely and aggressively threatened the Affordable Care Act and the tens of millions of Americans for whom it provides health care coverage, but their attacks had remained largely in the province of Executive Orders weakening regulations or demands to Congress. That all changed on Thursday night when the Trump administration said that it would not defend the Affordable Care Act in court in the case of a lawsuit filed by 20 Republican-led states, claiming that the health care law is unconstitutional.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, June 08, 2018


FEB16

As Some States Make Plans to Codify Their Own Individual Mandate, Others Try To Dismantle the ACA

In the wake of the repeal of the Affordable Care Act's Individual Mandate in the GOP Tax Bill that was passed in December, a number of states have considered taking it onto themselves to implement their own individual mandates. That, plus, Idaho attempts to undermine the ACA.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, February 16, 2018


DEC19

Our Top Blogs and Articles from 2017

Looking for some holiday reading? Check out these pieces from the past year!

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Tuesday, December 19, 2017


NOV03

Open Enrollment Begins Despite Trump’s Efforts to Weaken the Affordable Care Act

Despite continued action taken by the Trump Administration to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA), open enrollment for 2018 coverage began on Wednesday on healthcare.gov. This year’s sign-up period is about half what it has been in past years; it will only be open until December 15 in most states. Further, the advertising budget for ACA open enrollment was cut by 90 percent by the Administration, which will likely decrease knowledge of enrollment significantly.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, November 03, 2017


OCT27

Against All Odds, Senators Push Bipartisan Legislation to Sustain the Affordable Care Act

It would appear that the rumors of the ACA’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Despite the calculated sabotage of the ACA by the Trump administration and Congressional Republican leadership, a 4th season of open enrollment for health insurance marketplaces is only days away and a bipartisan compromise to keep cost sharing reduction (CSR) payments meant to subsize co-payments, deductibles and other expenses for people with low incomes flowing for another 2 years has considerable support in the Senate.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, October 27, 2017


OCT20

ACA Sabotage: While the President undermines the ACA, Congress takes steps to maintain it

After three major failures by Senate Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), President Trump continued his efforts to undermine the law, announcing last Thursday that his administration would no longer pay subsidies to health insurance companies – called Cost-Sharing Reductions (CSRs) – that cover some of the costs of medical care for low- to middle-income Americans. However, thanks to the bipartisan work of Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA), there are already efforts on the table in Congress to extend the funding for CSRs.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, October 20, 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


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



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