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Stuck in the Middle with Trump: The White House Tries to Rally Support for House Health Care Reform

With the release of the House's ACA replacement plan meeting with less than unanimous approval among the GOP faithful, President Trump finds himself in the unfamiliar position of mediator. In the past week, Trump and members of his administration have done their best to assuage the fears of moderate Republicans in the Senate and temper the anti-regulatory zeal of the Freedom Caucus and, by all accounts, it doesn't appear they've been too successful. Does Trump have a Plan B if the American Health Care Act doesn't pass? And, if he does, what will that mean for people living with HIV?

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, March 10, 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


HIV Advocacy in The Age of Trump

The world that HIV advocates wake up to on Inauguration Day will be a much different one than we anticipated in the beginning of November. With the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid and Medicare all under attack by both the Republican majorities in Congress and the incoming Trump administration, what can people do to preserve and enhance the health care and basic human rights of people living with HIV? The policy department at AIDS United has a few suggestions.

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Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Thursday, January 19, 2017


Race for the White House: HIV is Invisible but Election Outcome will be Real

Rarely in the 240 year history of America have the choices for President contrasted so starkly on such a wide array of issues. Among those issues, health care has undoubtedly been one of the most contentious and vitally important, even if that wasn't always reflected in the media's coverage of the race. For people living with HIV, the differences between the two candidates can be especially impactful. It is crucial that people living HIV make themselves aware of the candidates' positions when it comes to their health & well being so that they can make informed decisions when exercising their right to vote.

Posted By: Ronald Johnson, Vice President of Policy & Advocacy, AIDS United - Friday, November 04, 2016


AIDSWatch 2014: The Power of Advocacy and Sharing Our Stories

As people living with HIV/AIDS, we intimately know the many barriers preventing us from achieving the possible, an AIDS free generation. Despite the discovery of the HIV virus in the 1980’s, our youth continue to be poorly educated on sexual health at homes and in our public schools. Stigma is real and continues to be a factor that not only prevents people from getting tested, but also from disclosing their HIV-status and being linked and retained in high quality care, treatment and supportive services.

Posted By: Michael Emanuel Rajner, Steering Committee Member, United States People Living with HIV Caucus (USPLHIV) - Friday, May 23, 2014


President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request Continues Focus on HIV Domestic Programs

Posted: Friday, April 12, 2013


NWGHAAD: A Call to Action for Women and Girls

Posted: Friday, March 08, 2013

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