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JAN18

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


JAN18

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


JAN11

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


JAN11

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 - Friday, January 11, 2019


JAN11

The New Year Brings New Changes to State Medicaid Programs

While the ongoing government shutdown certainly has slowed government response and action on countless critical health issues, changes with the nation’s various Medicaid programs continue full-steam, worrying advocates about inevitable losses of coverage and resulting gaps in care.

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


JAN11

What's Ahead for HIV Advocates in the 116th Congress?

There are plenty of opportunities and obstacles in store for HIV advocates going into the 116th Congress. AIDS United lays out what we think you can expect to come out of Washington DC over the next 2 years and what you can do to make sure HIV is a top priority this Congress.

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


JAN04

As The 116th Congress Kicks Off, Pelosi & Democrats Work to End Government Shutdown

It had been 8 years since Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12) last held the gavel as Speaker of the House, but the veteran lawmaker showed no signs of rust upon winning the speakership on Thursday. Within hours of formally being elected to the top leadership position in the House, Speaker Pelosi and a unified House Democratic caucus quickly passed legislation that would end the now 2-week long government shutdown and placing the legislative ball firmly in the court of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and President Donald Trump.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, January 04, 2019


DEC21

After Trump’s About-Face on Border Wall Spending, A Government Shutdown Looms

Less than 24 hours after the Senate approved a continuing resolution (CR) that had received President Trump’s blessing and would have extended current funding levels for 7 appropriations bills through February 8, the House narrowly passed their own CR, with the $5 billion in border wall funding that the President had requested attached to it. It remains to be seen how the House CR will be received in the Senate, but all signs point towards its rejection by Senate Democrats, which would set the stage for partial government shutdown on Friday evening.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, December 21, 2018


DEC21

Recognizing the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

DECRIMNOW, a campaign to decriminalize sex work in DC and invest in resources recognized the power of December 17th International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers to encourage our D.C. communities to fight to support Black and brown women, trans, and gender nonconforming sex workers.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, December 21, 2018


DEC21

The ACA is in Trouble Once Again, This Time in the Courts

Last Friday, a district court judge in Texas agreed with the plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed by officials from 20 Republican-controlled states declaring the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. The case, Texas v. Azar, was already notable prior to last week’s unexpected decision for the Trump administration’s refusal to defend the case in court, choosing instead to undermine the ACA by joining with the Republican plaintiffs and opposing the federal law they were charged with upholding.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, December 21, 2018



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