In honor of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the AIDS.gov project reminds women that many preventive health services, including free HIV and other STI testing, is covered under the Affordable Care Act.
JSI expert staff offer five key observations regarding emerging safety-net Accountable Care Organizations and suggest broad policy implications.
Although the annual open enrollment through the Health Insurance Marketplace under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) ended on March 31, 2014, there is no reason agencies should halt all efforts when it comes to outreach and enrollment.
Community Health Centers (CHCs) are facing a time of transition. Along with the Affordable Care Act’s opportunities for safety net users come challenges for the organizations that address the needs of the underserved and uninsured. While expansion of Medicaid potentially brings new clients, expanded insurance opportunities mean clients will have a choice of where to access health care and CHCs will have to focus on retaining as well as expanding their client base.
“De Canada a la Patagonia” has been the clarion call for Latino IAS conference delegates to unite around HIV. This conference has provided the opportunity for Latinos in the USA, Canada, Central and South America and the Caribbean to share our experiences in addressing the challenges posed by HIV. That exchange is taking place throughout the poster sessions, the Global Village, the conference sessions, satellite activities and receptions.
Finally, America here we are! In jumbo jet planes we came! KLM, the Dutch air carrier that brought us to Washington, D.C. for the AIDS 2012 Conference, was forced to switch to a larger plane to accommodate the multitude of people that came from all corners of planet Earth, harkening America’s call for people of all walks of life to come together in an effort to turn the tide against the HIV pandemic .
Can we achieve the end of AIDS? As someone who barely remembers a world without HIV, I admit I’ve been skeptical of such aspirations. But after the first day of the International AIDS Conference, I’m daring to believe that we just might be able to “turn the tide” in this 30-year battle against HIV.
For 35 years, JSI staff have dedicated themselves to improving health care for the underserved. With the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court today upholding the Affordable Care Act, millions of currently uninsured Americans will be able to participate in the health care system. The people of JSI had a lot to say about that: