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A Government Divided

The honeymoon period of the 115th Congress appears to be over for the Republican majority, particularly when it comes to health care reform. With fissures emerging between the House and the Senate and between members of the Freedom Caucus and more moderate Republicans, finding an Affordable Care Act repeal and replacement that they all can agree on is looking less and less likely as time goes by.

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Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, February 17, 2017


In Congress, Obamacare Replacement Plans Start To Emerge

The 115th Congress may have just started, but the Republican Congressional majority is already well underway in their search for a replacement for the Affordable Care Act. This past week, a pair of Republican replacement plans from Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) were unveiled. Time will tell if they have a significant impact on the final Republican proposal to replace Obamacare.

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


New Administration, Old Approach: Trump advocates Medicaid Block Grants & ACA Repeal

For more than half a century, Medicaid has served as an invaluable safety net for low income individuals and family, as well as a crucial health care resource for people living with disabilities. And, for much of that time, people living with HIV/AIDS have been some of the biggest beneficiaries of the entitlement program, with more the 40% of PLWHA who are in care today utilizing. This week, what had been feared was confirmed, as the Trump administration made clear their intention to block grant Medicaid, a move that will leave millions of Americans without health care.

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


Repeal Without Replace: Senate Starts Undoing Obamacare With No Replacement

While most of the country was sleeping, the Senate voted in favor of a budget resolution that officially starts the countdown clock to at least a partial repeal of the Affordable Care Act. However, while there is a little more certainty regarding repeal of the ACA after Thursday morning's vote, Senate Republicans still have no concrete plan for what to replace it with or how to protect the 29 million Americans who stand to lose their insurance in its absence.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, January 13, 2017


Replacing Obamacare: A Look At Competing Conservative Health Care Proposals

During the 6 years since it was signed into law, House Republicans have voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act more than 60 times. Now that the GOP will have control of The White House and both chambers of Congress in 2017, they're certainly going to do something to transform America's health care laws. The question is, what? We can't know for sure, but existing plans from Republican leadership can provide a glimpse of what might be coming down the road.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, December 02, 2016


What to Expect From Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment in 2017

The Affordable Care Act has enabled 20 million previously uninsured Americans to obtain health insurance. But for many, including people living with HIV, knowing how to navigate the health insurance marketplace and find the right plan can be a daunting task. In this article, Carmel Shachar runs through the tips and tricks for making the most of the ACA's open enrollment season whether you're a Marketplace veteran or looking for health insurance for the first time.

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Posted By: Carmel Shachar, JD, MPH, Harvard University Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation - Friday, October 21, 2016

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