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HIV And New Health Care Plan

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AIDS InfoNet

Choosing an HIV Care Provider

... Why Is Choosing an HIV Care Provider Important? Training and Experience Do You Have Similar Ideas About Treating HIV? The Provider-Patient Relationship Help Your Provider Help You Availability Confidentiality Changing Providers To Find
Ask the Experts

health care provider with surgery

are you crazy spoken like a doctor advised that person to change insurance or pay out of pocket for a surgery ...shame on you about suggesting a john doe while in hospital ...i agree with changing health care people BUT within his...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...options are limited. I suggested he find new health care providers with whom he could be honest, even if this meant changing health care plans or paying out of pocket. The message is that he definitely should not compromise his health out of fear... Read more »

Disclosure to a health care provider

Dr. Bob,I have seen several queries in this forum concerning the obligation to disclose (or not) but only one that was somewhat related. I am hiv+, on meds with an undetectable VL, and otherwise healthy. Other than for my wife, I have gone to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...status, you should find new health care providers with whom you can work more closely and honestly, even if this means changing health care plans or paying out of pocket. Don't compromise your health. Being honest is never the wrong decision no... Read more »

group health and keep medicare?

I am beginning a new job. I will be eligible for group health and life in 3 months, I am planning on taking everything offered. My question is: I have Medicare and a medicare part D supplement, and also SPBP (pa's adap)now. I'm unsure whether to...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
Once you return to work and become covered under a group health plan, if you are eligible to continue with Medicare, Medicare would be secondary to the group plan and would provide little benefit to you. However, I think once your Social Security... Read more »


Hello Dr. Rob,This is my first visit to your forum. I have read only a handful of your posts and have gotten a lot of valuable information from them. The one question that I have is regarding your political views. You are in a place to give so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...encourage you to keep reading and continue learning! As for politics, unfortunately in this country politics is intimately linked to HIV/AIDS awareness, education, prevention and treatment access. Consequently, it does and will continue to come... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Health Department to Decide Soon Whether Medicaid Beneficiaries With HIV/AIDS Should Be Moved Into Managed Care Plans

...Department of Health in the next few weeks is expected to issue a final decision on whether to switch Medicaid beneficiaries with HIV/AIDS from fee-for-service plans to managed care plans, the AP/Long Island Newsday reports (AP/Long Island ... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Pick a Card, Pick a Plan to process this type of reimbursement. This is a problem since more and more patients are required by their company's health care plan to acquire their medications through a mail-order pharmacy, and it's an issue that the Fair Pricing... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

10 Questions Answered: How Health Reform Affects People Living With HIV/AIDS

...Protection and Affordable Care Act -- aka health-care reform -- into law, you may wonder how it will affect people living with HIV/AIDS. When can the uninsured finally obtain the health insurance they need? Will the changes affect access to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Utah: Reprieve Likely for HIV/AIDS Funding

...reauthorizing the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), saying such patients will eventually be covered under the new federal health care plan. But after learning that Utah calculates its $1.3 million state match using in-kind dollars or services... Read more »
Connect With Others

National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the U.S. (Finally!)

Posted by TheBody
...years into the epidemic, U.S. government officials have formally unveiled the country's first national strategy for fighting HIV/AIDS within its borders. The strategy aims to establish a coordinated, nationwide effort to reduce new HIV... Read more »

cost of hiv

Posted by hopefulone, 8 Replies
...curious...what is the cost of hiv in terms of medical treatment...i am not currently on medicine and am curious what the disease costs some of you guys on an annual Read more »

hiv specialist suggestions?

Posted by bluewindow, 2 Replies
...Dear thebody members, Only a few weeks ago, I tested positive for HIV and currently I am looking for a physician in the New York City area. I ve been reading that is very important to get a doctor Read more »

Hiv and AIDs reporting

Posted by rain05, 5 Replies
What exactly does the CDC do with your name and information? Who is able to access it? Read more »