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Congress Pushes Forward on FY18 Budget, But Lacks Consensus

With the September 30th deadline to fund the government looming large, House and Senate budget and appropriations leaders are pushing forward to complete their work. But, as of right now, it appears as if the gap between the House and Senate--and between Republicans and Democrats--is widening and compromise looks to be a long ways off.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, July 21, 2017


The Zombie Bill Is Back: ACA Repeal and Replace Bill Refuses To Die

It. Just. Won't. Die. After 2 conservative Republicans came out against the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) on Monday evening, it seemed for all the world like the Senate health care bill was on its last legs. However, after an impromptu lunch meeting at The White House consisting of equal parts carrot and stick, the Senate GOP has revived the BCRA and is trying once more to pass a bill that would uninsure at least 22 million people.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, July 21, 2017


Embodying the Principals of MIPA: It’s More Than HIV Status

Naina Khanna recently collaborated with AIDS United to help create new tool on Meaningful Involvement of People Living with HIV/AIDS (MIPA). We caught up with Naina to learn more about MIPA, ways that organizations can better embody the MIPA principals, and her motivations for social justice work.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Wednesday, July 19, 2017


AU Opposes New Senate BCRA Draft Bill

In releasing their most recent revision of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), Senate Republican leaderships shows a desire to appease conservatives within the party and all but dares moderates to vote against it. With the addition of the Cruz Amendment allowing insurers to issue bare bones plans to the young and healthy, the new BCRA takes a bill that punishes the sick and the poor and actually makes it worse.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, July 14, 2017


HIV Programs & Non-Defense Spending Under Attack as Appropriations Move Forward

With media coverage and public scrutiny increasingly focused on the GOP’s Senate health care bill and the various scandals plaguing the Trump administration, the flurry of activity around appropriations in the House has flown under the radar. However, as the recent release of the Labor, Health and Human Services Bill that zeros out the HHS Secretary's Minority AIDS Initiative and eliminates crucial reproductive health programs has shown, HIV advocates absolutely must pay attention

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, July 14, 2017


Friends of the AETCs and SPNS Letter to Congress

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Wednesday, July 12, 2017


Meet Valerie Rochester, Vice President of Strategic Grantmaking and Capacity Building at AIDS United

Valerie L. Rochester began her tenure as vice president of strategic grantmaking and capacity building at AIDS United on June 1, 2017. Valerie has used her 25 years as a leading wellness architect to provide programmatic, administrative, and technical support services in the public health field. Her passion for other people’s health and well-being has guided her both professionally and personally, instilling in her the drive to bring about change and to serve as a purposeful disruptor. We sat down with Valerie to learn more about her life and her work.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Tuesday, July 11, 2017


AU BCRA Position Statement

AIDS United and the undersigned members of the Public Policy Committee urge the Senate to vote no on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BRCA). As detailed below, passage of the Act will result in a loss of access to health care of people living with HIV and will undermine the efforts to end AIDS in the United States.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, June 30, 2017


The Fight for Our Health Care is Only Getting Started

At the start of the year, the repeal of the Affordable Care Act looked like a foregone conclusion. But thanks to the incredible advocacy and resistance of millions of Americans and the HIV community--along with some Republican infighting--the ACA is still intact and we have a chance to kill the Senate health care bill once and for all if keep the pressure on.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, June 30, 2017


We Keep Fighting for You|Protecting Our Care

Thanks to you (yes you) AIDS United and a large group of advocates sent a compelling message to lawmakers who shelved a vote on TrumpCare until after the July 4th Holiday. We won a battle, but the war to save health care continues.

Posted By: AIDS United - Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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