In advance of World AIDS Day Saturday, a coalition of HIV/AIDS advocacy organizations have laid out a detailed plan to end the U.S. HIV epidemic by 2025.
The new roadmap sets ambitious goals for treatment and prevention and calls upon lawmakers to enact the kinds of changes that will help achieve them.
What that looks like is meeting what is called the “95/95/95” framework:
- 95 percent of people who have HIV are aware of their status.
- 95 perce...
Month: November 2018
Ed Pastor, Arizona’s First Hispanic Member of Congress, Dies at 75
A son of a miner, he served 23 years in the House, championing immigration and education reforms as well as universal health care.
Trump admin can’t use Congress to repeal Obamacare, so it’s asking states to rewrite the health law
Less than a month after the midterm elections ended the possibility of Obamacare repeal in Congress, the Trump administration has called on states to rewrite the health law in the image of failed GOP health bills.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued new guidance on Thursday encouraging states to implement changes to the marketplace that fundamentally undermine the goals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
States have always had the ability to modify the ACA...
The Health 202: Trump administration offers states four ways to circumvent Obamacare rules
Critics worry key protections will be undermined.
Federal Subsidies Could Expand to Health Programs That Violate Obamacare
The Trump administration encouraged state officials to seek waivers so federal subsidies could be used for plans with skimpier benefits than required by the Affordable Care Act.
Trump’s Move To Give States More Flexibility Undercuts Obamacare, Critics Say
The Trump administration offered states specific examples Thursday of how they could change the way they implement the Affordable Care Act. Critics say Trump's plan could drive up premiums for many.
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Trump administration gives states a roadmap for weakening Obamacare
US rate of uninsured children increases for the first time in nearly a decade
Nearly four million children in the United States are uninsured, the highest rate in nearly a decade.
The latest data, released by Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families on Thursday, reflects an unprecedented increase in the number of children without health insurance, at a time when the Trump administration continues its assault on health care by chipping away at the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The Georgetown report found that approximately 276,000 more chi...
‘How can we expand our impact to achieve health equity?’ Planned Parenthood’s new way forward
Dr. Leana Wen’s vision for Planned Parenthood is deceptively simple: “This is Health Care.”
On Thursday, Wen, Planned Parenthood’s new president, announced the organization’s new way forward, affirming an obvious truth that bears repeating: reproductive health care — like contraception, abortion, or comprehensive sex education — is health care, period.
“I’m deeply troubled by how health care — specifically reproducti...
276,000 more kids uninsured in Trump’s first year in office, researchers find
Researchers, anti-poverty advocates say it’s an unsettling uptick after years of progress. They blame GOP-led efforts that have kept some states from expanding Medicaid.