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Health Care Insurance For People With Hiv

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Fair Pricing Coalition

Health Insurance Marketplace Plans and People Living With HIV and/or Viral Hepatitis: The Success of the Affordable Care Act Requires Fair Drug Pricing and Access

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has the potential to vastly improve health care coverage in the United States. This is a welcome development for the Fair Pricing Coalition (FPC), which has consistently advocated for improved access to affordable... Read more »
Project Inform

HIV Health Care Access Working Group Action Alert: Tell Congress to Make Health Care Reform Work for People With HIV/AIDS

Congress is moving quickly to develop and pass health care reform legislation. One committee in the Senate will begin debating legislation this week. The move to reform health care in the United States must ensure that everyone living with HIV... Read more »
Project Inform

Frequently Asked Questions: Health Care Reform and People Living With HIV

General Information How Will Health Care Reform Help People With HIV? Two key parts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or ACA, will significantly benefit people with HIV. First, there are important improvements and protections to... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HEALTH CARE REFORM, WON'T IT BE BAD FOR HIV POSITIVE PEOPLE?

Dr. Bob,Why are you pushing Obama's health care reform? They are going to take over medical care, cut care to elderly folks like grandmothers and have panels to decide who lives and dies. I'm sure they will cut care to those of us with HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Zelda,Health care reform will not throw your granny off a cliff, nor will it cut off care to HIVers! In many ways we already have health care rationing that is not only unfair; it's morally reprehensible. (See Nicholas Kristof's... Read more »

Is it true people with HIV can get Health Insurance?

I don't have health insurance. I heard that HIV is now considered amanagable disease and thus applying for insurance andpaying for it is possible? Is this true?...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
Yes. Some insurance carriers are extending coverage to HIV positiveindividuals. I know that Blue Cross in California will cover HIV positiveindividuals in their Level III plan. - Lynn Franzoi... Read more »

company changing health insurance plan that denies coverage to HIV people

I am HIV positive self employed realtor and my company provides group insurance (Aetna). I joined this brokerage in November 2008 and was covered under the group plan which covered any pre-existing conditions. I am currently taking Atripla with...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
Although there would be no ERISA violation here, it appears to be a violation of the ADA. I would discuss with legal counsel.... Read more »

Health care's weak reforms (HEALTH CARE REFORM, 2009)

Dr. Bob, I am a student and am currently uninsured. Considering that the fact that there are several people in my position, how can you be so supportive of the democratic party and their weak reforms to the financing of the United States health care...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I understand your frustrations and agree the current health care reform bills making their way through Congress are far from ideal. Personally, I would have opted for a single payer system. That said, there is also reality to deal with. No doubt... Read more »
Connect With Others

Health Care Insurance

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am curious about anyone's experience in securing health insurance for themselves outside of a company's plan. Also, if you have used a company's insurance but you had to pay a high copay for prescriptions, did you use a health care spending... Read more »

There's Health Insurance and then there's....

Posted by TimmerInTexas, 3 Replies
Secure Horizons -- what a joke!

Since I'm covered by Medicare Parts A and B, I discovered that I qualified for health insurance through Secure Horizons, a subsidiary of PacifiCare. I have 17 prescriptions that have to be filled every month so I... Read more »

How do you manage your health care?

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
HIV/AIDS is a complicated web of conditions made more complicated by the interaction of the meds on our body chemistries. I would think that a specialty would have developed over the last 25 years that focused on the long term management of people... Read more »

i am a health care worker...

Posted by Anonymous
I am a health care worker in Baltimore. Every other patient that
I come into contact with in my clinic is an HIV or AIDS patient.
I would like everyone who has this disease to know that I pray
for a cure everyday, and do my best to help those who... Read more »