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The Federal Government Gets Funded, But a New "Emergency" Awaits

With only hours to spare before a continuing resolution (CR) funding major portions of the federal government is set to expire, Congress and the President seem to have come to an agreement over border security funding. The $333 billion funding bill passed in both the House and Senate on Thursday evening, and the President is expected to sign it into law Friday.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, February 15, 2019


Uncertainties Remain Around Trump Administration Plan to End the HIV Epidemic

It has been over a week since the Trump administration’s Ending the HIV Epidemic plan was unveiled in the wake of President Trump’s unexpected pledge to "defeat AIDS in America" during his State of the Union address, but a great deal of uncertainty over the size, design, and efficacy of the plan remains among those in the HIV advocacy community.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, February 15, 2019


As Congress Works to Prevent Another Shutdown, The White House Scrambles to Release Its Budget

Negotiations to fund the federal government through fiscal year 2019 are still underway, but time is running out. Meanwhile, the release of the Trump administration's FY20 budget has been postponed and HIV advocates are unsure how it will fund HIV-related programs.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, February 08, 2019


Health Care Rundown: Rural Hospital Closings, Medicaid Expansion & Trouble in US Territories

As has been the case throughout the entirety of the Trump administration, much of the health care system in the United States is currently in a state of flux and it can be hard to keep track of all the changes that are going on. AIDS United has come up with a brief rundown of the most recent and impactful health care to keep you up to speed.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, February 01, 2019


The Shutdown is Temporarily Over, But Uncertainty and Hardship Remain for Many People Living With HIV

The federal government is fully up and running again this week, but optimism is not the presiding sentiment on Capitol Hill as the conflict around President Trump’s demands for border wall funding remains unresolved. With just two weeks to go until the short-term continuing resolution currently funding about 25% of the federal government expires on February 15th, the gap between what Congressional Democrats are willing to offer in their Homeland Security spending bill and what The White House is willing to accept has not moved.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, February 01, 2019


Tremaine Jones Honors #BlackHistory by Investing in #BlackHealth

Tremaine Jones of The Freedom Fund on the connection between incarceration, HIV, and Black health.

Posted By: Guest Blogger: Tremaine Jones, The Freedom Fund - Friday, February 01, 2019


Safer Consumption Spaces Put People Who Use Drugs First

We caught up with Miss Ian, the new Executive Director of the San Francisco Drug Users’ Union (SFDUU), to learn more about SFDUU’s advocacy around SCS, drug-user health, and fighting stigma.

Posted By: Zach Ford, AIDS United - Thursday, January 24, 2019


As Shutdown Talks Stall, Hardship Spreads to Federal Workers & Vulnerable Populations

28 days into what is now the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, more and more Americans are being negatively impacted, but the Trump administration has refused to back down from their demand that any spending bill passed by Congress include $5.7 billion in funding for the President's border wall.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, January 18, 2019


Trump Administration Medicare Proposed Rule Would Remove Protections for HIV Medications

Since 2006, Medicare Part D has helped Medicare-eligible Americans access prescription drugs at more affordable prices. CMS officials recently proposed, in an effort to rein in drug prices, stripping these drug classes of their protections, potentially impacting the care of 250,000 people living with HIV who are on Medicare.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, January 18, 2019


21 Days Later, The Government Shutdown Shows No Signs of Stopping Soon

It has been 21 days since portions of the U.S. government shutdown over President Trump’s demands for border wall funding, and the two sides appear no closer to reaching an agreement than they did when the shutdown began. Here in Washington, D.C. and all across the country hundreds of thousands of federal workers, government contractors, and their family members are struggling to pay their bills as paychecks continue to be withheld while roughly 25% of the federal government is shut down.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, January 11, 2019

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