News & Events
  • Robert Greenwald delivered the presentation "Health Reform: Increasing Access to Comprehensive and Reproductive Health Care" at the Affordable Care Act and Reproductive Sexual Health Conference on March 8, 2013 in Denver, CO. View the presentation.

  • TAEP staff participated in AIDSWatch 2013, February 25-26, 2013, an annual event in Washington, DC where individuals living with HIV and AIDS meet with members of Congress to discuss legislative priorities.  In addition to giving a presentation, TAEP provided a participant packet and health care reform fact sheet.  

  • As a member of the HIV Health Care Access Working Group, in February 2013 TAEP joined other members in providing a public comment on the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force's draft research plan on the topic of behavioral counseling to prevent sexually-transmitted infections.  Read the comment.

  • In January 2013 TAEP released reports about "Modeling the Transition from Ryan White to Medicaid and Subsidized Private Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act" focused on a number of individual states.
     

  • TAEP co-led the webinar "Addressing the Critical Health Care Needs of Women Living with or at Risk for HIV Through Opportunities in the Affordable Care Act" in November 2012.  Download the webinar slides.
      

  • TAEP prepared an "Analysis of the Affordable Care Act Constitutional Challenges Before the U.S. Supreme Court" in June 2012.  Read the analysis.

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The Treatment Access Expansion Project (TAEP) is committed to bringing together advocates, consumers, health care providers and government leaders in support of early access to high-quality and affordable care and treatment for low-income people living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic medical conditions.

 

PRESENTATIONS:

 

 

Medicaid Expansion in South Carolina, March 18, 2013 (Spartanburg, SC) and March 19, 2013 (Rock Creek, SC):
"Medicaid Expansion in South Carolina: Why Access to Health Care Matters" Presentation by Katherine Record.

 

 

The Affordable Care Act and Reproductive Sexual Health, March 8, 2013, Denver, CO:
"Health Reform: Increasing Access to Comprehensive and Reproductive Health Care" Presentation by Robert Greenwald.

 

 

Regional HIV/AIDS Conference (Transitioning from Ryan White to Medicaid or Private Insurance in 2014 in AR, LA, TN, MS), March 7, 2013, Hot Springs, AR:
"Transitioning from Ryan White into 2014: Implications of the Affordable Care Act in Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi" Presentation by Katherine Record.

 

 

Economic Benefits of Medicaid Expansion in Texas (State House Presentation), March 4, 2013, Austin, TX:
"Extending Medicaid to Reduce HIV Transmission and Health Related Costs in Texas: Modeling the Transition of Ryan White Clients into Medicaid and Private Insurance in 2014" Presentation by Katherine Record.

 

 

Texas HIV/AIDS Coalition Capacity Building, March 4, 2013, Austin, TX:
"Extending Medicaid in Texas: Why it Matters for HIV and How We Can Advocate" Presentation by Katherine Record.

 

 

Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services Conference: Medicaid Expansion, March 3, 2012, Houston, TX:
"State Implementation of the Affordable Care Act: Improving Health Outcomes and Reducing Transmission" Presentation by Katherine Record.

 

 

AIDSWatch 2013, February 25-26, 2013, Washington, DC:
Health Care Reform Presentation
Health Care Reform Fact Sheet
Full Participant Packet (including all fact sheets)

 

 

HIV Testing and Disclosure: Consent and Privacy Law in Massachusetts, February 12, 2013 (East Boston, MA) and February 21, 2013 (Holyoke, MA):
"HIV Testing in Massachusetts: Considerations for Increasing Consensual and Routine Testing" Presentation by Katherine Record.

 

 

Ryan White All Grantee Meeting, November 28, 2012:
"Improving Access to HIV Care Through Health Reform" 
Presentation by Robert Greenwald, Andrea Weddle (HIV Medicine Association) and Anne Donnelly (Project Inform).

 

 

2012 National Summit on HIV and Viral Hepatitis Diagnosis, Prevention, and Access to Care, November 26-28, 2012, Washington, DC:
"State Healthcare Access Research Project: Access to Care for Persons Living with HCV in Massachusetts" Panel Presentation by Malinda Ellwood.
"State Healthcare Access Research Project: Successes, Challenges and Opportunities for People Living with HCV in Massachusetts" Summit Poster.
"State Healthcare Access Research Project: Successes, Challenges and Opportunities for People Living with HCV in Massachusetts" Preliminary Findings and Recommendations (September 2012).

 

 

Affordable Care Act Presentation, November 9, 2012:
"Health Care Reform Update and Advocacy Priorities" Presentation by Robert Greenwald.

 

 

Addressing the Critical Health Care Needs of Women Living with or at Risk for HIV Through Opportunities in the Affordable Care Act, November 2, 2012, Webinar:

On November 2nd, the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation and the 30 For 30 Campaign presented a webinar based on their research and white paper. Presenters included: C. Virginia Fields (30 For 30 Campaign and National Black Leadership on AIDS, Inc.); Gina M. Brown (AIDS United); Robert Greenwald (Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation); and Jina Dhillon and Deborah Reid (National Health Law Program).

Click here to download the webinar slides. 


 

United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), September 30 - October 3, 2012, Las Vegas, NV:

Click here to download the "Health Care Reform Update and Advocacy Priorities" presentation by Professor Robert Greenwald.

Click here to download the "Health Care Reform Update and Advocacy Priorities" general presentation.

Click here to download the "Defending Medicaid and Medicare at the State and Federal Level" presentation.

Click here to download the "Affordable Care Act Priorities for Women Living with or at Risk for HIV" presentation.

USCA 2011 Conference Presentations:

Click here to download Bridge to 2014 presentation.

Click here to download Deficit Reduction presentation.

Click here to download Update on Health Care Reform presentation.

Click here to download Defending Medicaid at the State and Federal Level presentation.



Health Care Reform Update
"Health Care Reform Update", Presentation, January 2012.

 

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT ON PROPOSED FEDERAL REGULATION:

HIV Health Care Access Working Group (HHCAWG) comment on the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force's (USPSTF) draft research plan on the topic of behavioral counseling to prevent sexually-transmitted infections (STI's), February 2013.




PUBLICATIONS:

NATIONAL:

Modeling the Transition from Ryan White to Medicaid and Subsidized Private Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act.
Estimating the Transition of People Living with HIV and AIDS to Medicaid and Subsidized Private Health Insurance Through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Reforms, Poster from the International AIDS Conference, July 2012.
Estimating the Transition of People Living with HIV and AIDS to Medicaid and Subsidized Private Health Insurance Through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Reforms, Summary Handout from the International AIDS Conference, July 2012.

Healthcare Reform Monitoring Project: HIV/AIDS Community Update, December 2012.

Healthcare Reform Monitoring Project: HIV/AIDS Community Update, August 2012.

A Factsheet for States: Expanding Medicaid Under the Affordable Care Act, August 2012.

Expanding Medicaid Under the Affordable Care Act: Where do States Stand Today? August 2012.

Affordable Care Act Priorities: Opportunities for Addressing the Critical Health Care Needs of Women Living with or at Risk for HIV, Executive Summary, July 2012.
Affordable Care Act Priorities: Opportunities for Addressing the Critical Health Care Needs of Women Living with or at Risk for HIV, White Paper, July 2012.

Analysis of the Affordable Care Act Constitutional Challenges Before the U.S. Supreme Court, June 2012.

Analyis of the Proposed Rule on Standards Related to Essential Benefits for Both Private Insurance Market and Medicaid Programs.

An Advocate's Toolkit: Medicaid Managed Care, Mental Health Services, and Pharmacy Benefits.

 

ALABAMA:

Modeling the Transition from Ryan White to Medicaid and Subsidized Private Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act, January 2013.

Medicaid Expansion Factsheet, August 2012.

Medicaid Expansion Toolkit, August 2012.


ARKANSAS:

Modeling the Transition From Ryan White to Medicaid and Subsidized Private Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act, January 2013.

Medicaid Expansion Factsheet, September 2012.

Medicaid Expansion Toolkit, September 2012.


CALIFORNIA:

Modeling the Transition From Ryan White to Medicaid and Subsidized Private Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act, January 2013.


DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:

Modeling the Transition From Ryan White to Medicaid and Subsidized Private Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act, January 2013.


FLORIDA:

Modeling the Transition From Ryan White to Medicaid and Subsidized Private Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act, January 2013.

Medicaid Expansion Factsheet, September 2012.

Medicaid Expansion Toolkit, September 2012.


GEORGIA:

Modeling the Transition From Ryan White to Medicaid and Subsidized Private Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act, January 2013.

Medicaid Expansion Factsheet, September 2012.

Medicaid Expansion Toolkit, September 2012.


ILLINOIS:

Modeling the Transition From Ryan White to Medicaid and Subsidized Private Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act, January 2013.

Medicaid Expansion Factsheet, September 2012.

Medicaid Expansion Toolkit, September 2012.


KENTUCKY:


Modeling the Transition From Ryan White to Medicaid and Subsidized Private Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act, January 2013.


LOUISIANA:

Modeling the Transition From Ryan White to Medicaid and Subsidized Private Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act, January 2013.

Medicaid Expansion Factsheet, September 2012.

Medicaid Expansion Toolkit, September 2012.


MARYLAND:

Modeling the Transition From Ryan White to Medicaid and Subsidized Private Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act, January 2013.


MASSACHUSETTS:

Your Health Care Options: A Guide to Health Insurance in Massachusetts, December 2013


Planning for Long Term Care in Massachusetts, December 2013


SHARP Massachusetts Hepatitis C (HCV) Report Executive Summary, April 2013


SHARP Massachusetts Hepatitis C (HCV) Report, April 2013

 


Modeling the Transition From Ryan White to Medicaid and Subsidized Private Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act, January 2013.


MISSISSIPPI:

Modeling the Transition From Ryan White to Medicaid and Subsidized Private Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act, January 2013.

Medicaid Expansion Factsheet, September 2012.

Medicaid Expansion Toolkit, September 2012.


NEW JERSEY:

Modeling the Transition From Ryan White to Medicaid and Subsidized Private Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act, January 2013.


NEW YORK:

Modeling the Transition From Ryan White to Medicaid and Subsidized Private Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act, January 2013.


NORTH CAROLINA:

Modeling the Transition From Ryan White to Medicaid and Subsidized Private Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act, December 2012.

Medicaid Expansion Factsheet, September 2012.

Medicaid Expansion Toolkit, September 2012.


OHIO:

Modeling the Transition From Ryan White to Medicaid and Subsidized Private Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act, January 2013.


PENNSYLVANIA:

Modeling the Transition From Ryan White to Medicaid and Subsidized Private Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act, January 2013.


SOUTH CAROLINA:

Modeling the Transition From Ryan White to Medicaid and Subsidized Private Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act, January 2013.

Medicaid Expansion Factsheet, September 2012.

Medicaid Expansion Toolkit, September 2012.


TENNESSEE:

Modeling the Transition From Ryan White to Medicaid and Subsidized Private Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act, January 2013.


TEXAS:

Modeling the Transition From Ryan White to Medicaid and Subsidized Private Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act, January 2013.

Medicaid Expansion Factsheet, August 2012.

Medicaid Expansion Toolkit, August 2012.

State Healthcare Access Research Project: Texas State Report, 2011.
State Healthcare Access Research Project: "An Overview of Key Findings and Recommendations", Presentation, January 2012, Austin, TX.


VIRGINIA:

Modeling the Transition From Ryan White to Medicaid and Subsidized Private Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act
, January 2013.


WISCONSIN:

Modeling the Transition From Ryan White to Medicaid and Subsidized Private Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act, January 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

State Medicaid 1115 Waiver Option to Expand HIV Care and Treatment Access:

 

As part of its pledge under the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released guidance and an application template to make it easier for states to apply for Section 1115 Medicaid waivers to cover pre-disabled people living with HIV. Right now (and until 2014 when health care reform expands Medicaid to most people up to 133% of the federal poverty level), most people living with HIV have to wait until they are disabled by AIDS to be eligible for MEdicaid. An 1115 waiver gives a state flexibility to immediately cover pre-disabled people living with HIV under its Medicaid program, and provides an important tool in addressing the current ADAP crisis.

 

Click here for the June 6, 2011 CMS State Medicaid Director letter unveiling the waiver guidance

 

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    Download a fact sheet on the impact of 1115 waivers on addressing the access to care crisis among people living with HIV

     

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    Download a sample letter to your state Medicaid Director, AIDS Director, or legislator to tell them about the 1115 waiver option

     

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    Download sample legislative tools for commissioning a state study of the 1115 waiver option

     

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    View presentation slides from the 1115 waiver webinar here

     

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    Studies documenting cost-effectiveness of early HIV intervention (.zip) 

     

     

    Summary of studies documenting cost-effectiveness of early HIV intervention (.pdf)

     

    You can find out how to take action and stay engaged in the effort to increase access to early HIV care through Medicaid 1115 waivers at the 1115 waiver organizing page, which includes information on future trainings and actions. We look forward to keeping advocates updated over the coming weeks and months as new information and advocacy opportunities become available.

     

     

     

    Securing access to health care before, through, and after health care reform implementation:
     

     

    Securing Health Care for People with HIV and AIDS: An Advocate's Roadmap on Implementing Health Care Reform and Bridging Current and On-going Access to Care Gaps (November 2010)

     

    Comments on the Internal Appeals and External Review regulation submitted on behalf of the HIV Health Care Access Working Group

     

    HIV Health Care Access Working Group (HHCAWG) comments addressing concerns of the HIV/AIDS community regarding planning and establishment of state-level health insurance exchanges (October 2010)

     

     

     

    High Risk Insurance Pools:

     

    High risk pool fact sheet provides an overview of the high risk pool provision in the health care reform law as well as information on the eligibility criteria, cost-sharing provisions, and scope of coverage for the state and federally run pools.

     

    High risk pool chart provides eligibility and provider network date for both the state and federally run high risk pools as well as links to helpful state and federal resources.