On May 18, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a final rule to implement Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which prohibits discrimination in health coverage and care based on race, color, national origin, age or disability, and, for the first time sex. This Issue Brief provides a technical summary of Section 1557 and the final rule and highlights new protections and provisions included in the law and rule. Notably, Section 1557 is the first federal civil rights law to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in health care. Moreover, the proposed rule extends the definition of sex discrimination to include discrimination on the basis of gender identity. In addition, the final rule establishes regulations related to the provision of language assistance services based on long-standing HHS policy guidance.
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This Visualizing Health Policy infographic provides a snapshot of HIV-related awareness and experiences among adults in the United States, including two demographic groups that make up a disproportionate share of people with HIV: black adults, and gay and bisexual men.
This Visualizing Health Policy infographic provides a snapshot of HIV-related awareness and experiences among adults in the United States, including two demographic groups that make up a disproportionate share of people with HIV: black adults, and gay and bisexual men. Four in 10 black adults, and more than half of…
New Video Series From Greater Than AIDS Gives Voice to Trans Women About High Rates of HIV Facing Their Community
MENLO PARK, Calif., – At a time of growing dialogue about transgender people and issues, the impact of HIV on the community has been largely absent. Transgender women are among those at highest risk for HIV today. The CDC estimates that one in four trans women in the U.S. is…
This fact sheet provides information on key HIV testing statistics, testing recommendations as advised by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), insurance coverage of HIV testing, testing sites and policies, and types of tests available.
DEERFIELD, Ill., June 14, 2016 – In the lead up to National HIV Testing Day on June 27, Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS, a leading national public information response to the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic, are teaming with health departments and local AIDS service organizations (ASOs) to offer free HIV testing…
This fact sheet provides an updated overview of federal funding for HIV/AIDS, highlighting key domestic and global HIV/AIDS programs and comparisons over time.
New Campaign Features Top YouTube and Social Media Stars To Educate Young People About Latest In HIV/AIDS
“Girl, no! You cannot get HIV like that!,” exclaims YouTube star Todrick Hall in a new video for HIV BEATS, an upbeat and informative new series from #endHIV and Greater Than AIDS, made in collaboration with YouTube. Featuring top YouTube influencers, the series debuts on the 35th anniversary of the…
The Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) major coverage reforms have created new pathways to insurance coverage for millions of Americans, including those with HIV. How have these changes affected coverage and access to care for people with HIV? Who has gained new coverage and who has been left out? On May 4 at 9:30 a.m. ET, the Kaiser Family Foundation held a policy briefing to discuss these questions with a panel of experts.