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SEP20

STATEMENT ON TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PLANS TO REALLOCATE HIV, VIRAL HEPATITIS, STD FUNDING FOR THE UNACCOMPANIED ALIEN CHILDREN PROGRAM

The nation’s five leading organizations focused on ending the HIV, STD, and hepatitis epidemics in the United States – AIDS United, NASTAD, the National Coalition of STD Directors, NMAC, and The AIDS Institute – are shocked and deeply troubled by a notification of transfer that the Trump administration plans to divert funding from the current fiscal year for HIV/AIDS, STD, and hepatitis care, treatment, and prevention and other public health programs to cover the rising costs in the Unaccompanied Alien Children Program.





SEP14

Seven Health Organizations File Lawsuit Against Short-Term, Limited-Duration Plan Final Rule

The Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP), National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Mental Health America, American Psychiatric Association (APA), AIDS United, National Partnership for Women & Families, and Little Lobbyists today filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to invalidate the short-term, limited-duration insurance (STLDI) plan rule issued last month by three federal agencies. This rule will harm patients and their families as well as others in the health care system by undermining access to quality, affordable coverage, will significantly disrupt insurance markets in states across the country, and threatens to bring back abusive practices that harm consumers specifically prohibited by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).





JUL23

AIDS United Statement on Trump Administration Policy Banning Military Service for People Living With HIV

In February of this year, the Trump administration unveiled new policies that, if implemented, would effectively bar people living with HIV from serving in the military. The policy was outlined in a Department of Defense memo and described by Under Secretary of Defense for Personal Readiness Robert Wilkie as a “deploy or be removed policy”, which the administration claims is meant to improve military readiness for deployment.





JUL16

Trump Administration Further Undermines ACA with Massive Cuts to ACA Navigator Program & Federal Risk Adjustment Program

Tuesday, the Trump administration announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would make just $10 million in funding -- down from $36 million last year -- available for Affordable Care Act (ACA) patient navigators tasked with assisting people enroll in marketplace insurance plans.





JUL12

While No Cuts to HIV, STD, and Hepatitis Funding, FY2019 Labor-HHS Funding Bills Fall Short on Tackling Infectious Diseases Tied to Opioid Epidemic

Five of the nation’s leading organizations focused on ending the HIV, STD, and hepatitis epidemics in the United States – AIDS United, NASTAD, the National Coalition of STD Directors, NMAC, and The AIDS Institute – applaud the House and Senate Appropriations Committees for sustaining critical funding for HIV, STD, and hepatitis programs.





JUL10

AIDS UNITED STATEMENT ON TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PLANS TO REALLOCATE RYAN WHITE FUNDING FOR CHILD SEPARATION TIED TO ZERO TOLERANCE BORDER POLICY

Statement from AIDS United CEO Jesse Milan, Jr. on reports that the Trump administration is seeking to reallocate funding meant for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program to the Office of Refugee Resettlement to cover the costs associated with resettling children separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border.





JUN25

Statement from HIV, STD & Hepatitis Policy Partnership on Meeting with CDC Director Robert Redfield

Last week, the executive directors of the National HIV, STD & Hepatitis Policy Partnership met with Robert Redfield, M.D., the new director of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).





JUN15

AIDS United Opposes Anti-Safe Drug Consumption Site Policy Rider in House LHHS Appropriations Bill

AIDS United was troubled to see language in the House of Representative’s Labor, Health and Human Services and Financial Services and General Government Subcommittees' Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) appropriations bills that prohibits the use of Federal funding for the operation of a “supervised drug consumption facility,” which is commonly called a safer consumption site (SCS) in the field.





JUN13

26 HIV/AIDS Programs Across US Receive Funding for Interventions from The Fenway Institute and AIDS United’s Coordinating Center for Technical Assistance

The Evidence-Informed Interventions Coordinating Center for Technical Assistance, funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s HIV/AIDS Bureau and led by The Fenway Institute in partnership with AIDS United, has awarded 26 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program recipient organizations across the United States with up to $170,000 in funding per year through 2021.





JUN12

Nation’s Leading HIV, STD and Hepatitis Organizations Gravely Concerned by Trump Administration’s Refusal to Defend ACA

Five of the nation’s leading HIV, STD, and viral hepatitis organizations expressed grave concern today at the Trump Administration’s decision not to defend critical components of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in legal challenges brought by the state of Texas.






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