Key Issues

Mission Statement: to promote quality and affordable healthcare for people living with or at risk of HIV, hepatitis, and other serious and chronic health conditions.
HIV

Promote necessary funding, programs, and policies to end the HIV epidemic in the United States

Funding

Ensure there is necessary federal funding for domestic HIV programs including Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, CDC HIV Prevention (including School and Adolescent Health), NIH AIDS Research, Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA), Minority AIDS Initiative, sexual education and other programs included in the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative such as Community Health Centers and the Indian Health Service.

Programs and Policies

Ensure that federal HIV programs and policies support the needs of people living with and at risk of HIV and are administered and delivered free of discrimination and stigma, fully engage relevant communities, and meet the needs of state and local communities, and allow them to best meet the goals of ending the HIV initiative, including increased HIV prevention, HIV screening, and linkage to care and treatment in order to achieve sustainable viral suppression. Ensure that funding is distributed equitably and used efficiently in order to maximally impact positive health outcomes.

Viral Hepatitis

Promote necessary funding, programs, and policies to end viral hepatitis in the United States

Funding

Ensure there is necessary federal funding for domestic viral hepatitis programs including CDC Hepatitis Prevention and others necessary to end hepatitis B and C in the United States, including those related to infectious diseases associated with the opioid epidemic.

Programs and Policies

Ensure that federal viral hepatitis programs and policies support the needs of people living with and at risk of hepatitis and are administered and delivered free of discrimination and stigma, fully engage relevant communities and meet the needs of state and local communities, and allow them to best meet the goals of ending hepatitis by increased hepatitis prevention, hepatitis screening, and linkage to care and treatment, including curative treatments. Ensure that funding is distributed equitably and used efficiently in order to maximally impact positive health outcomes.

Healthcare Access

Promote programs and policies that provide healthcare to people with HIV, hepatitis, and other serious and chronic conditions

Programs

Ensure that people with and at risk of HIV, hepatitis, and other serious and chronic health conditions have access to comprehensive, quality, and affordable healthcare that includes preventive services, including private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, and other forms of health coverage.

Policies

Ensure that healthcare programs are patient-focused so that people can receive the quality care and treatment prescribed by their provider at a cost they can afford.

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From @inhealthpolicy: Carl Schmid praised @CMSGov for addressing coding probs that advocates ID’d but warned, “Unfortunately, it isn't enough. People are still being charged for cost-sharing,” & called on CMS to take enforcement action against #ACA violations: bit.ly/45lhP2O ... See MoreSee Less
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We submitted comments to HHS.Gov supporting the adoption of quality measures for #hepB & #hepC in Medicaid, including screening & treatment. Federal & state quality measures help ensure that health systems prioritize these key interventions: bit.ly/3RhKYpW ... See MoreSee Less
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The HIV and Hepatitis Policy Institute & NASTAD hosted a Congressional briefing on CDC’s & its grantees role to #endHIV, w/speakers CDC HIV’s Robyn Neblett Fanfair, DC Government’s Clover Barnes & Whitman-Walker’s Juan Carlos Loubriel. To view the presentations, visit: bit.ly/4bUXNOK ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us for a congressional briefing “The Role & Impact of the CDC & Its Grantees in Ending #HIV in the U.S.” hosted w/NASTAD on Tues., 6/4, 3-4:30pm, at Rayburn 2060. RSVP here: bit.ly/3X0FzHu ... See MoreSee Less
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The Nevada Division of Insurance directs insurers to comply with our court decision beginning in 2025: copays must count for #RX! What state will be next: t.co/sZdLxP2M75 #allcopaycount ... See MoreSee Less
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