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JUN15

Despite Compromise in the Senate, Poison Pill Riders in the House Threaten FY19 Appropriations

The fiscal year 2019 appropriations process continues on schedule in both chambers, with the House Appropriations Committee in particular making strides with only one bill – Homeland Security – to go. While HIV funding is generally protected, ideological riders in the new Labor-HHS bill jeopardize the legislators’ pace and reduce access to life-saving HIV prevention and substance use disorder treatment.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, June 15, 2018


JUN15

In Hearing on Drug Prices, Secretary Azar Speaks But Provides No Answers

At the end of May, President Trump made a bold and unsubstantiated prediction, telling reporters that a number of major pharmaceutical companies were “going to announce voluntary massive drops in prices” over the next 2 weeks. Those price drops never happened and HHS Secretary Alex Azar had to answer for the President's claims in the Senate this week.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, June 15, 2018


JUN15

In Passing Opioid Legislation, the House Opts for Quantity Over Quality

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives continued on with its prodigious passage of opioid crisis-related legislation, passing 37 separate bills designed to address the issue from a wide variety of angles. However, while the House has certainly not been lacking in terms of the quantity of opioid bills passed as of late, the quality of said bills—or at the very least their relative impact on a crisis that takes the lives of 115 people every day in the United States—is still in doubt.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, June 15, 2018


JUN08

After Further Cuts, The House Passes Rescissions Package

After months of speculation about what it would look like or if it would even come to a vote, the House of Representatives approved President Trump’s rescissions package on Thursday night. The vote, which was taken along party lines, could prove to be a symbolic victory for the Trump administration, but will have little in the way of fiscal impact.

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


JUN08

Harvard Study puts Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Death Toll in the Thousands

Last week, a Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health study made headlines by estimating the actual number of deaths in Puerto Rico associated with Hurricane Maria as 4,645. We look at the ramifications of this news on people living with HIV on the island and ask HIV service providers and advocates living in Puerto Rico to share their perspective.

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


JUN04

After 37 Years We Can Finally End the HIV Epidemic. The Question Is, Will We?

On June 5th, the HIV community marks the 37th anniversary of the AIDS epidemic's birth in the pages of the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. In remembrance of that fateful day and all that has come after it, former AIDS United Vice President of Policy and Advocacy and long-term survivor Ronald Johnson shares his experience, wisdom and passion in the hope that we will one day be counting the years since the epidemic was ended.

Posted By: Ronald Johnson, Policy Fellow, AIDS United - Monday, June 04, 2018


JUN01

A Promising Progress Report on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Only Tells Half of the Story

With the release of the 2017 National HIV/AIDS Strategy Progress report, career officials at the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease and a number of other federal agencies kept HIV advocates up to speed with the latest data on how the fight to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S. is going. Unfortunately, the only way they felt they could do so was by ignoring the political reality that they work in

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, June 01, 2018


MAY25

As Congress Focuses on Opioids, Methamphetamine & Other Drugs Go Unaddressed

As recently as 5 years ago, much of Congress was either unaware of or untroubled by the opioid epidemic that was impacting their constituencies, and the amount of time they devoted to opioid misuse was woefully insufficient for the scale of crisis at hand. Today, that imbalance has certainly been righted, but many treatment providers and public health experts across the country are worried that hyperfocus on opioids is coming at the expense of other drug crises that demand attention.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, May 25, 2018


MAY25

On Appropriations and Healthcare Funding, the House and the Senate Are Worlds Apart

For months, Republican and Democratic leadership in both the House and the Senate have spoken of a desire to return to regular order and to inject a spirit of civility and compromise into the Fiscal Year 2019 appropriations.On Thursday, appropriators in the Senate made good on their word. The House did not.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, May 25, 2018



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