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Insurer Denies Truvada Due to 'High-Risk Homosexual Behavior': A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

UnitedHealthcare, Inc., denied a pre-authorization request from a gay man for Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) because he has gay sex. Really.

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'Kill the Bill, Don't Kill Us!': On Capitol Hill and at Home, PWN Members and Allies Take Action to Stop Trumpcare

PWN-USA members as well as a number of allies joined over 100 other constituents from 21 states in descending on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., with a very clear, explicit message for their members of Congress.

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Why I Let D.C. Cops Drag My Body out of the Capitol

"Despite years working in HIV activism, it was my first 'real' arrest. It was finally time for me to practice civil disobedience to try to save American healthcare," writes activist Tim Murphy.

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As Senate Health Care Vote Looms, HIV Groups Raise Alarm

The U.S. Senate publicly unveiled its version of the American Health Care Act on June 22. Many HIV advocacy organizations, health care groups and community leaders have expressed staunch opposition.

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How Do I Mobilize Relatives and Friends Who May Not Be Politically Aligned to #KillTheBill?

PWN-USA has developed a template for an email you can send to folks you want to reach out to, which focuses on health care as a nonpartisan issue that fundamentally affects everyone.

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Dear HIV Community: Fight for Your Health Care in U.S. Senate Trumpcare Bill

A coalition of HIV advocacy groups urgently requests that people with HIV meet and call key U.S. Senators to defeat plans by the Trump Administration and Senate Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or "Obamacare") and replace it with t...

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Change in Social Security Disability: HIV-Positive Recipients May Now Have to Go Through Reviews

As of March 1, the Social Security Administration began requiring that people living with HIV prove they are still disabled. Like others receiving disability payments, they will have to go through a Continuing Disability Review.

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PrEP Is Becoming More Difficult to Access Through United Healthcare

As of July 1, United Healthcare will require prior authorization for PrEP for HIV prevention, and the use of their own mail-order pharmacy. This is complicated and confusing, says Benjamin Brooks.

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PrEP User on United Healthcare? Here's How to Keep Your HIV Prevention Meds Despite Insurance Obstacles

Want to manage United Healthcare's new, cumbersome obstacles to accessing Truvada as PrEP to prevent HIV? Here's what the National Coalition for LGBT Health recommends.

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Trans People in the Health Reform Fight: What's at Stake

The American Health Care Act (AHCA) is bad news for trans people -- particularly those living with or at risk for HIV. Here's why.