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JUL16

AIDS United VP of Policy & Advocacy William McColl was on SiriusXM Progress

AIDS United VP of Policy & Advocacy William McColl was on SiriusXM Progress last week discussing the Slate Magazine report that the Trump administration planned to reallocate funding from Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program to the Office of Refugee Resettlement

Posted By: AIDS United - Monday, July 16, 2018


JUL13

A Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh Could Be Disastrous for People Living With HIV, but He's Not The Worst Case Scenario

The sudden, though not altogether surprising retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has created a great deal of fear and anxiety among HIV advocates and our allies regarding the composition of the Supreme Court. After President Trump's primetime, televised selection of DC Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh as nominee to succeed Justice Kennedy on the high court, the primary question on the minds of most HIV advocates was, how will this guy impact people living with HIV?

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


JUL13

Health Care & HIV Take a Back Seat to Family Separation & Immigration in House Appropriations Hearing

After last week’s July 4th recess, legislators hit the ground running this week in the most contentious stretch of the fiscal year 2019 (FY19) appropriations process. While the Senate Appropriations Committee passed their versions of the 12 funding bills with bipartisan support during the last week of June, House appropriators continue to bicker over so-called “poison pill” riders and the ongoing forced family separation immigration crisis.

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


JUL13

Remarks by Jesse Milan, Jr. at the LGBTQ Community Leaders Meeting with Democratic U.S. Senators

On July 11, 2018, AIDS United’s President and CEO, Jesse Milan, Jr., represented the HIV community among a group of the nation’s leading lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community leaders who were invited to a roundtable meeting with the U.S. Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee. Here are his remarks.

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


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


JUL12

HIV Hurricane Relief Effort - There's Still Work to be Done

The HIV Hurricane Relief Effort is unique among AIDS United’s grantmaking portfolios. It was our first fund to support rapid-response grantmaking and remains our only initiative to focus exclusively on this kind of grant. It’s also one of our most flexible funds. Grants can be used to support everything from replacing organizations’ roofs and floors to assisting clients with buying new appliances and mattresses, gaining access to transportation, and purchasing children’s school uniforms.

Posted By: Shannon Wyss, Program Manager - Thursday, July 12, 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


JUN29

Narrow Focus on Opioid Crisis Leads to More Law Enforcement & Lack of Funding

Over the past few months, many members of Congress who find themselves in tight Congressional races have spent a great deal of time and effort rallying behind their legislative response to the opioid crisis in an attempt to influence voters in the Fall elections. Unfortunately, the zeal with which these vulnerable members of Congress have been promoting a recently passed House bill and the likely impact of the contents of the bill itself are not in sync, as it avoids addressing the glaring funding needs that must be met if any substantial progress is to be made on the issue.

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


JUN29

The Senate Maintains Regular Order on Appropriations as The House Spins Its Wheels

If bipartisanship and compromise are supposed to be dead on Capitol Hill this Congress, it would seem as if the Senate Appropriations Committee never got the memo. On Thursday, newly appointed Senate Appropriations Chair Richard Shelby (R-AL) and Ranking Member Patrick Leahy (D-VT) marshalled through the Labor-Health & Human Services appropriations bill by a vote of 30 to 1. However, House appropriations is an entirely different story.

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


JUN29

With Kennedy’s Retirement, the Justice of the Supreme Court Hangs in the Balance

With the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, the ideological balance of the Supreme Court is in danger of swinging farther to the right and endangering some of the most vital and sacrosanct rights of women, LGBTQ individuals, immigrants and people of color. But, as we proved during the fight for the Affordable Care Act, nothing in Washington is a foregone conclusion & we must fight to ensure that justice is preserved on the Supreme Court.

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



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