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What’s Next for U.S. Global Health Diplomacy? A Town Hall Forum with Ambassador Eric Goosby

At 9:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, Feb. 28, the Kaiser Family Foundation will host a town hall-style forum with Ambassador Eric Goosby, the newly named head of the State Department’s new Office of Global Health Diplomacy as well as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, to explore the goals and objectives of the new office. The office is intended to guide diplomatic efforts to advance the United States’ global health mission to improve and save lives and foster sustainability. The hour-long session will be moderated by Jen Kates, a Foundation Vice President and Director of Global Health and HIV Policy.

How the ACA Changes Pathways to Insurance Coverage for People with HIV

There are multiple sources of insurance coverage and care for people with HIV in the United States.  These include public programs, such as Medicaid and Medicare, and the Ryan White HIV/AIDS program, as well as private coverage through an employer or in the individual market. Medicaid, the nation’s principal safety-net…

Medicaid and HIV

Medicaid, the largest public health insurance program in the United States, covering health and long-term care services for more than 72 million low-income individuals, has played a critical role in HIV care since the HIV epidemic began. This fact sheet provides an overview of the role of each program for people with HIV, including trends and characteristics of beneficiaries, spending, services and other issues.

Health Care Access and Coverage for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community in the United States: Opportunities and Challenges in a New Era

This Policy Insight looks at the challenges and questions surrounding recent policy changes that are expected to increase health insurance coverage and access to care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and their families, including the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Supreme Court’s DOMA decision.

AIDS At 30: The U.S. Epidemic

“AIDS at 30: The U.S. Epidemic” chronicles the thirty years since the first cases of a rare pneumonia found in young gay men were reported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. This four minute video highlights landmarks in the history of AIDS from the discovery of the AIDS virus and…

Implications of the Affordable Care Act for People With HIV Infection and the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program: What Does the Future Hold?

There are numerous aspects of the Affordable Care Act that will be important for people with HIV in the U.S., — however, it is unlikely that these changes will address all the needs of people with HIV. The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program will thus remain crucial for the provision of adequate health care to HIV-infected individuals, but it will need to change. Changes in the Ryan White Program’s role will depend largely on state decisions on Medicaid expansion and health care marketplaces. This article, published in the September/October issue of Topics in Antiviral Medicine, summarizes a presentation by Jennifer Kates of the Kaiser Family Foundation at the IAS–USA continuing education program held in New York, New York, in April 2013.

Global HIV/AIDS Timeline

The Global HIV/AIDS Timeline is an ongoing reference tool for the many political, scientific, cultural, and community developments that have occurred over the history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

State Medicaid Coverage of Routine HIV Screening

This analysis examines state Medicaid coverage of routine HIV screening and finds that currently, more than two thirds of states cover routine screening under their Medicaid programs. The analysis includes a breakdown of which states cover routine screening and which states only cover medically necessary HIV screening.

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